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Wheel alignment is the process of adjusting the different angles of your wheels as recommended by the vehicles manufacture specifications. Wheel alignment changes the angles of each wheel to ensure perfect tyre contact with the road; as well as pointing all wheels in the same direction.
In order to achieve correct wheel alignment, adjustments are made to the front toe, rear toe, thrust angle, camber and castor, not all of these alterations are necessary for all vehicles. Ensuring that all the wheels on your vehicle are in exact alignment with the road as well as pointing in the same direction.
Why check your wheel alignment?
Having your wheel alignment checked not only improves the safety of the vehicle but, increases fuel economy. Checking regularly can extend the life of the tyre, saving you money on long term maintenance along with a few other benefits.
Three simple ways to check if your vehicle is in need of wheel alignment:
- Look at the wheels, is there uneven tread or wear to the tyres?
- Does the steering wheel remain straight whilst driving in a straight line?
- When loosely holding the steering wheel, do you feel a pull towards the left or the right?
If you find your vehicle is experiencing any of these issues, it is best to have your car checked out today by one of our technicians.
Our professionals know how to handle a wide range of car services. Whether you drive a passenger car or medium sized truck or SUV, our mechanics strive to ensure that your vehicle will be performing at its best.
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DC Tyres & Autocentre is a family-run business established in 1996. We offer a full range of garage services to vehicle owners in Castle Donington Derby. Servicing all makes and models both foreign and domestic vehicles and pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of repair and servicing at an affordable cost to you, the customer.
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Do you need a alignment check?
Wheels can lose their alignment in several ways. You could hit pot holes, curbs, or experience simple wear and tear. You can tell that the alignment is off if you feel like the steering wheel is pulling while you are driving. Lightly hold the steering when and, if the car starts pulling either left or right, you will need to get your alignment done. Try and have your alignment checked every 50 000 kms. You can, at the same time, have your wheels balanced and rotated.
What parts should be replaced?
Parts are replaced due to wear and tear — driving conditions, and servicing history.
We only use OE/original equipment quality parts.
How do I keep track of routine?
Many modern cars feature on-board computers which keep track of when your car service is due.
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