Book your free wheel alignment check
To book your wheel alignment check, please enter your vehicle registration below.
* Hunter Hawkeye is subject to availability. The free wheel alignment check includes inspection only. Additional charges apply for alignment adjustments.
Correct wheel alignment ensures the wheels on your car are set to the correct angle in relation to the road surface and the other wheels on the car. Properly aligned wheels have several benefits, including improved handling and stability, as well as reduced tyre wear and better fuel efficiency, so it’s important to make sure your wheel alignment is correct.
You can have your wheel alignment checked at any Tyre Pros centre nationwide, completely free of charge. Our experts use specialist equipment, the latest techniques and follow the most up-to-date manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure optimal wheel alignment for your specific vehicle make and model.
How To Spot Wheel Alignment Problems
Wheel alignment problems can happen for a number of different reasons, such as driving over a pothole or dropping off a kerb. You might not even realise it’s happened at first, but there are a number of tell-tale signs you can look out for. These include:
- The steering wheel is no longer straight – When the steering wheel is in its neutral position, if the car drives to one side rather than straight ahead, this could indicate there is a problem with the alignment. You can also carry out this test the opposite way round and note whether the steering wheel is crooked when driving in a straight line.
- Uneven tyre wear – Normally, tyres should wear evenly across the tread block. This means that the tyre has even contact with the road. However, if you notice that the inside edge of the tyre is wearing more quickly than the outside, or vice versa, this could suggest that the tyre is not making full contact with the road, which could be a result of wheel misalignment.
- The steering pulls to one side – If your car pulls to the left or right, or it regularly drifts one way or the other on a straight section of road or when the brakes are applied, this could be another sign of misaligned wheels.
To reduce the risk of alignment problems, we recommend that you have your wheel alignment checked and, if required, corrected, every 12 months or every 12,000-15,000 miles - whichever comes first. This can help prolong the life of your tyres and reduce the strain on the suspension components.
Your Wheel Alignment Check
At Tyre Pros, our car wheel alignment check includes a full inspection and front toe adjustment. “Toe” refers to the angle of the wheels in relation to the vehicle’s centre line.
To understand this better, simply imagine your front or back wheels like a pair of feet. When you turn your toes inwards and your heels out, this is called toe in, or positive toe, and when you turn your toes out and heels inwards, this is called toe out, also known as negative toe. Different vehicles have different “toe” settings.
If we complete the check and further work is required, including adjustments to the caster, camber angles or the rear wheels, we may not be able to complete this at our centre. In this instance, our technicians will be able to advise you at the time of the inspection.
Hunter 4-wheel Alignment At Tyre Pros
At Tyre Pros, our technicians are highly trained in using Hunter Hawkeye four-wheel alignment equipment - the best wheel alignment technology available that guarantees the most accurate results.
Normal alignment methods use manual measurements to adjust the position of the front wheels, while Hunter wheel alignment technology corrects all four wheels using a series of laser sensors. These sensors are used to measure the 14 main alignment angles on your vehicle, allowing our team of experts to quickly identify even the slightest misalignment. The position and angle of each wheel is then compared with the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation and adjusted as required, ensuring the alignment of each wheel is perfect before you drive away.
Talk To The Tyre Pros
"Correct wheel alignment can save you money at the pump too. Properly aligned wheels can reduce drag or rolling resistance with the road, which in turn means better fuel consumption and less trips to the petrol station. Making sure your wheels are correctly aligned is extremely important, especially when it comes to your safety. To book your free wheel alignment check, contact your local Tyre Pros centre today."