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Wheel Alignment and Wheel Tracking

Wheel Alignment (or 'tracking') is essential for safety, economy and tyre wear. Who Can Fix My Car work with 15,392 of garages across the UK that use dedicated laser wheel alignment and tracking equipment. Simply request quotes and you can compare the wheel alignment cost near you in no time, whether you need front wheel alignment or 4 wheel alignment.

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Top garages for Front Wheel Alignment (10,087 found)
Continental Motors
1577 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest and trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's, Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and

Chemix Autocentres - Halesowen
104 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
4.1 / 5

With more than 50 years in the tyre and automotive business, Chemix Autocentres Halesowen know what our customers need and that's what Chemix Autocentres Halesowen try to

Mobile Tekniks
128 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
5.0 / 5

We come to you so you don’t have to move. <br /><br />Services we provide : <br /><br />MOT and Service<br /> <br />Tyres, Wheels and Tracking<br /> <br />Diagnostics<br /> <br />Clutch and Gearbox Repair

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2853 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:<br /><br />-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements<br />-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. an

Zafar Automotive Repairs
127 Jobs Completed
Sydenham
4.8 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, West Midlands

Genesis Autos
927 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.3 / 5

Genesis Automotives is a mobile car repair service dedicated to giving your automobile the treatment it needs to perform well and have a long lifespan. We are currently b

Wilsons Auto Service Centre
59 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

Why choose Wilson's? <br /><br />One stop car care shop <br /><br />Competitive prices <br /><br />Quality parts only <br /><br />Dealership service without the dealership prices <br /><br />Professional

Harriden Autocentre
534 Jobs Completed
Hull
4.8 / 5

Harriden Autocentre opened there business to public in 2016. Previously maintaining and repairing their own fleet of taxis to the local authorities high test standard.<br />

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1859 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We speciali

Barrack Road Autocentre
75 Jobs Completed
Christchurch
4.8 / 5

We are local independent garage with an experienced team of qualified mechanics, automotive technicians and tyre fitters aiming to service and repair your vehicle quickly

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basildon
1725 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Coventry
1606 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.4 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

Eden Presige Autocare Ltd
6 Job Completed
Kent
5.0 / 5

Eden Prestige auto care is a local family run business, we have over 50 years experience in the motor trade industry.<br />The last few years we have only been open to the tr

M&M AUTOTECH LTD
834 Jobs Completed
Grovehill Road, Beverley
4.9 / 5

Mike first opened the business in 2010 from previously working at Vauxhall Main Dealers. Mike started with the aim of getting back to the basics of motor repairs and to g

Glenrands
6 Jobs Completed
Liphook
5.0 / 5

Glenrands is a specialist business dedicated to maintaining and repairing all Land Rover and Range Rover products. We use current dealer level diagnostic equipment and al

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Wheel Alignment Near You
Frequently asked questions
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What is Wheel Alignment?

Wheel Alignment (or 'wheel tracking') is the process of aligning all four wheels of the car to the manufacturer's specifications, so that the car drives straight and true, has maximum stability, fuel efficiency and minimum tyre wear.
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How are Wheel Alignments performed?

Wheel alignment requires dedicated equipment: a special clamp is attached to each wheel and, with the steering wheel centred, a computer uses the reflections from the clamps to calculate necessary adjustments - for alignment and for camber ('lean' angle of the wheels when viewed front-on) and 'toe in' / 'toe out' (deliberate, slight angling of the wheels inwards when viewed from above, to improve handling and stability.) The garage will give you a print-out of the results.
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How do I know if I need Wheel Alignment?

If your car is pulling to the left or right when driving on a flat road without crosswinds, or if your tyres are wearing unevenly, or if your steering is shaking, you may need wheel alignment. Start by checking your tyre pressures first, though.
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How long does Wheel Alignment take?

Typically, a garage can align your car's wheels and provide you with a printed record of their actions in 30 minutes.
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How much does Wheel Alignment cost?

Front-only wheel alignment is available from £25, with 4-wheel alignment a little more. Many garages will include it as part of a Full Service though.

Average rating for  Front Wheel Alignment  bookings

4.51

702 reviews

Wheel Alignment Cost

Wheel Alignment costs between £35-£40 usually for a Front Wheel Alignment as it is a quick and easy procedure. It can also save you paying for more expensive repairs as a result of unaligned wheels such as broken suspension or worn tyres. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Front Wheel Alignment Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£40.53
Vauxhall£39.64
BMW£42.31
Volkswagen£41.77
Peugeot£41.23
Renault£38.99
Audi£41.26
Mercedes£42.04
Nissan£40.41
Toyota£41.59
Citroen£37.00
MINI£40.61
Volvo£38.55

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/03/2021 and 20/06/2021.

What is wheel alignment?

If your front wheels are out of alignment, it means that they are not fitted into the correct position and do not point in the exact same direction.

If the front wheels are not aligned, your car will be more difficult to steer and a range of other issues may arise as a result.

Getting your front wheels aligned is not a costly service and does not take a huge amount of time. However, if you ignore the issue, you will likely cause damage to your steering and suspension.

Front wheel alignment is a service which is carried out on the front wheels of a car exclusively. The service is completed by moving the car into position where a machine in a garage can determine whether the front wheels are pointing in the exact same direction.

It is critical that they are because a range of problems will arise if the front wheels of your car are not aligned.

Front wheels are more likely to be knocked out of alignment because of an impact as they take the biggest brunt of speedbumps and hitting curbs.

4 wheel alignment is a service in which every wheel of a car has its alignment checked. A mechanic will make use of a specialist machine to check to see if all the wheels are pointing in the correct direction. If they are not, the same machine will manipulate the wheels to resolve the issue.

One of the most obvious signs that your front wheels need aligning is that your steering wheel will be shaking. Even a slight vibration is a tell-tale sign and as soon as you feel a change in the steering wheel, you should take your car in for a check.

Front wheel alignment is a straight forward service and the work will not take long for a mechanic to complete, however, the length of time your car will be out of action is completely dependent on how busy the mechanic is.

If they can work on your car immediately, the work should take less than an hour and you should be able to drive your car on the road safely once the work has been completed. However, if more work is required, such as a wheel replacement or a steering and suspension repair, the car may be out of action for longer.

A 4 wheel alignment will take a couple of hours to complete in a garage though it may take longer if more problems are discovered by the mechanic. However, if there is nothing wrong with your car apart from the wheel alignment, you should be able to drive your car safely on the road on the same day of the alignment.

If wheels are ‘toe in’ this means that the wheels are pointing inwards whereas if they are ‘toe out’ they are pointing away from each other.

An easy way to understand is by using your own feet, if they are both pointed forwards perfectly, they are in alignment, however, if you pointed them both outwards, they would be ‘toe out’ and if you pointed the inwards they would be ‘toe in’.

If this is the case with the rear wheels on your car, the vehicle will likely pull to one side while being driven.

‘Chamber’ is another term which you may hear mentioned, which refers to the tilt of each tyre.

Why do cars need to get alignments?

A huge range of problems can arise if your car wheels are not aligned. This is because different parts of your car will be placed under undue stress because of the wheels pulling in the wrong direction. The steering and suspension systems will be at most risk and if you do not get your wheels aligned, there is a high chance that a part of the steering and suspension system will also break.

If you notice any of the following symptoms, there is a good chance that the wheels on your car are out of alignment.

  1. Your car pulls to the left or right
  2. If you are driving straight and your car starts to pull to the left or right, this is a clear sign that your front wheels are out of alignment. There may be other issues to cause a car to pull to the left or right, however alignment is a common cause.
  3. An easy way to check if your car has a small pull, is to drive along a quite road slowly and have a loose grip on the steering wheel, if the car consistently moves to one side of the road, there is an issue.
  4. Squealing tyres
  5. Your tyres should not squeak at every turn. If they are then this is a clear sign that there is something wrong, most likely it is wheel alignment.
  6. Uneven or rapid tyre wear
  7. A clear sign that your front wheels are out of alignment is an obvious wear down of the tread on one of the wheels at the front of the car.
  8. If this is happening, there will be more weight or pull on one side which will cause the rubber to wear down quickly.

If your wheel is being replaced because the alloy wheel is damaged, a mechanic will check the alignment. An alloy wheel will usually pick up damage if it has suffered from a high impact and cracked, if this has happened, there is a strong chance that the alignment has also been affected.

A mechanic will ensure that any new wheels fitted are correctly aligned anyway so the car handles properly on the road.

There are some basic things you can do to avoid wheel alignment problems;

  1. Don't drive your car into curbs hard
  2. Do your best to avoid potholes
  3. Remove unnecessary weight from your car
  4. Maintain the right tyre pressure
  5. Drive safely

If your front wheels are out of alignment for a long period, your car tyres life could be reduced by thousands of miles and further problems would be caused to your steering and suspension.

Bad roads are the most common cause of front wheels getting knocked out of alignment. If there is a sudden impact as your car hits a pothole, there is a good chance that your wheels will be impacted.

If you hit a curb hard, then you are also running the risk of knocking the front wheels out of alignment.

We work with a network of over 15,392 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive wheel alignment prices for you. To find the best front wheel alignment offers in your area;

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