Front Wheel Alignment in Gateshead

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Wheel Alignment (or 'tracking') is essential for safety, economy and tyre wear.

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Top garages for Front Wheel Alignment in Gateshead (100 found)
Fenham Garage Services
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Duffys Motors
Gateshead
GC AUTOS LTD
GATESHEAD
City Autocare
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Front Wheel Alignment in Gateshead
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.

How much does Front Wheel Alignment cost in Gateshead?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Front Wheel Alignment is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Gateshead for Front Wheel Alignment on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Front Wheel Alignment Cost by Car Make in Gateshead
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£36.95
Vauxhall£39.06
Peugeot£39.45
Volkswagen£37.17
MINI£38.16

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/08/2017 and 24/11/2017.

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 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.

It may be difficult to diagnose wheel alignment if you donít know the signs to look out for, so that is why we have created this simple guide to help you recognise the signs.

How to tell if my front wheels are out of alignment

  • Shaking steering wheel
  • 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.

  • Your car pulls to the left or right
  • 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.

    vAn 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 definitely an issue.

  • Squealing tyres
  • Your tyres should not squeak at every turn. If they are then this is a clear sign that there is something wrong, most likely is wheel alignment!

  • Uneven or rapid tyre wear
  • 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.

    If this is happening, there will be more weight or pull on one side which will cause the rubber to wear down quickly.

What causes wheel alignment problems?

Bad roads are the most common cause of front wheels getting knocked out of alignment. If there is a sudden impact as your can 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.

What if I leave the problem?

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.

What can I do to reduce the risk of front wheel alignment problems?

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

  1. Don't driver 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

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