How Much Should a Wheel Alignment Cost?

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 3 months ago

5 min read

  • Cost
  • Wheels
A wheel alignment in progress

WhoCanFixMyCar reveals how much a wheel alignment costs on average.

A wheel alignment is a simple and affordable job that could significantly improve your car's handling and tyre lifespan. This guide explains why it's important and how much it costs.

Contents

How much does a wheel alignment cost?

What is a wheel alignment?

What causes wheels to be misaligned?


How much does a wheel alignment cost?

For a front wheel alignment only, the average price is £41.36.

Mechanic carrying out wheel alignment.

If you need the front and rear wheels aligned, you can expect to pay £78.29 on average. The table below shows how prices vary between different car makes.

Car makeAverage price
Audi£79.20
BMW£77.72
Citroen£74.18
Ford£78.34
Kia£77.95
MINI£79.60
Mazda£79.74
Mercedes£81.77
Nissan£77.57
Peugeot£75.84
Renault£76.94
SEAT£77.48
Skoda£77.39
Suzuki£74.08
Toyota£80.16
Vauxhall£77.90
Volkswagen£76.26

What is a wheel alignment?

A wheel alignment involves adjusting a vehicle's suspension to alter the direction and angle of its tyres. You can read more about the process here.

Aligning your wheels stops your car from veering to one side, reduces vibrations while driving and improves the overall handling of your vehicle.


What causes wheels to be misaligned? 

Wheels can become misaligned for many reasons, including:

  • Driving over potholes

  • Hitting speed bumps too quickly

  • Mounting the kerb

  • Worn out parts

A pothole in a road

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Written by Ellie

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Ellie is WhoCanFixMyCar’s Content Writer. She has a BA in English literature from Durham University, a master’s degree in creative writing, and three years of experience writing in the automotive industry. She currently drives a Suzuki Swift.

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