GET THE MOST FROM YOUR TYRES
It's important to get a wheel alignment done after you have new tyres fitted. Regular wheel alignments will improve fuel economy and are essential for even tyre wear, which will give your tyres a longer life.
YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKED
When fitting new tyres
Every 12 months or every 10,000 km you drive (whichever comes first)
After the replacement of any steering or suspension parts
After getting vehicle repairs because of an accident.
Think you need a wheel alignment? Beaurepaires' team of experienced tyre fitters can help: head into your local store today or phone 0800 30 50 60 to book an appointment. You can also get a quote online.
WHAT IS A WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
First step of the assessment is a brief pre-alignment road test. Then your car is hoisted up in the Beaurepaires workshop and connected to an electronic device which reads the vehicle's current alignment - or lack of it! Correct geometry is achieved through a series of adjustments on each wheel to ensure the computerised reading meets the vehicle manufacturer's standards.
After this fine tuning, another road test is done to confirm that the alignment is back on track and road-worthy. At the completion of the service, you'll be given a print-out of the wheel alignment machine's readings and an explanation of which corrections have been made.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CAR NEEDS A WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
Take note of these warning signs
Your car is 'pulling' to one side and hard to keep in a straight line when driving
You feel excessive road shock through the steering wheel
The steering wheel doesn't return to centre
Irregular tyre wear - on front or rear tyres
The steering feels heavy.
BENEFITS OF CORRECT WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
Driving a car with correct wheel alignment will