We offer a FREE wheel alignment check in our superbly equipped branch situated between Newbury & Thatcham. We will check the alignment on your vehicle and provide a fully computerised report so you can see clearly any alignment issues. Better still we will only charge you if we then need to make any adjustments.
Our specialist technicians use the latest in laser guided wheel alignment diagnostic equipment to ensure you leave us with wheels that are as perfectly aligned as possible.
Why is Wheel Alignment Important?
Wheel alignment is vitally important for the health of your vehicle. Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the direction and angles of the wheels. Correct wheel alignment to the specification required by your vehicle maximizes tyre life and your vehicle will track straight and true when driving along a straight and level road. Incorrect wheel alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear that can affect the handling and safety of your vehicle.
The Process of Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment involves measurements often described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber. These measurements have standards that a technician uses to get as close as they can to the right measurement.
Different types of vehicles need different “toe” settings depending on the position of the front & rear tyres. Similarly, incorrect camber settings could cause premature wear on the inside or outside shoulder of your tyres, which is something definitely worth keeping an eye on.
What Can Damage My Wheel Alignment?
Wheel alignment can be affected by many different things; many roads suffer from potholes and speed bumps in the road which can knock your wheel out of alignment.
Another cause can be if you accidentally come into contact against a kerb or even by the excessive wear to your vehicles suspension or steering components can also damage the alignment.
How Frequently Should Wheel Alignment Be Checked?
It is recommended in order to be safe, to get your wheel alignment checked after any of the above have occurred or after approximately every 10,000 miles.
Call us today to speak to a specialist for a FREE Wheel Alignment Check at Headley Tyres your local Newbury/ Thatcham Laser Wheel Alignment Specialist. We also cater to customers from nearby areas like Greenham, Kingsclere, Aldermaston, Berkshire (Donnington) and Basingstoke.