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 compared to the road and the other wheels on the car. Properly aligned wheels have several benefits from improved handling and stability to reduced tyre wear and fuel consumption, so it’s important to make sure your wheel alignment is correct. You can do this by having a regular wheel alignment check at any Tyre Pros centre nationwide. We use specialist equipment and have access to the manufacturer’s guidelines for optimal wheel alignment on your specific vehicle make and model.
How To Spot Wheel Alignment Problems
Wheel alignment problems can be caused by something unassuming like driving through a pothole or dropping off of a kerb. You might not know it at first but there are tell-tale signs of misalignment problems that you should 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 indicates an alignment problem. 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 a wheel alignment problem and the tyre is not making full contact with the road.
- The steering pulls to one side – if your car pulls to the left or right or regularly drifts one way or the other on a straight section of road or when braking, this is another sign of misaligned wheels.
To reduce the risk of alignment problems, we recommend having your wheel alignment checked and, if required, corrected every 12 months or every 12,000-15,000 miles (whichever comes first) to prolong the life of your tyres and reduce the strain on suspension components.
The Tyre Pros wheel alignment check includes a full inspection and front toe adjustment. Toe refers to the angle of the wheels in relation to the vehicles centre line. Toe is so called because if you imagine your front or back wheels like a pair of feet, when you turn your toes inwards and your heals out, this is called toe in (or positive toe) and when you turn your toes out and heels inwards, this is called toe out (negative toe).
If further adjustments are required, including any to the caster or camber angles or adjustments to the rear wheels, we may not be able to make these adjustments and our technicians will advise you at the time of the inspection.
Hunter Four Wheel Alignment at Tyre Pros
At Tyre Pros we use Hunter Hawkeye four wheel alignment equipment – the most accurate wheel alignment technology available.
Normal alignment methods use manual measurements to adjust the position of the front wheels, whereas Hunter Hawkeye aligns all 4 four-wheels using a series of laser sensors to measure the 14 primary alignment angles on your vehicle. The position and angle of all four wheels is compared against the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for your vehicle and adjusted as required, ensuring your alignment is perfect when you drive away.
Contact your local Tyre Pros centre to book your wheel alignment check today.
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."