Wheel Alignment

Now more than ever, our roads are full of potholes causing our wheels to go out of align. This will mean faster and irregular wear on your tyres. Other causes for wheel alignment issues can be kerb damage or excessive wear on suspension and steering components.

It is recommended that wheel alignment or tracking is checked every year to make sure you are getting the most out of your tyres. We offer 4 wheel alignment and geometry with state-of-the-art laser equipment.

AZ Autos offer free wheel alignment checks and printed reports, so you can see just how far out the alignment is from the manufacturer’s specification.

Prices from:
2 Wheel Alignment – £55
4 Wheel Alignment – £75

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At AZ Autos, we know that proper wheel alignment is crucial for the safety and performance of your vehicle. If you’re based in Letchworth, Hitchin or Hertfordshire, we’re the team to trust with all your wheel alignment needs. Read on to learn more about what wheel alignment is, how often you should get it done, and why it’s so important for your vehicle.

What is Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignment, also known as tracking, is the process of adjusting the angles of your vehicle's wheels so that they are perpendicular to the road and parallel to each other. Proper alignment ensures that your vehicle drives straight, handles well and that the tyres wear evenly. It can also prevent excessive tyre wear and help to save you money on fuel costs.

How Often Should You Get a Wheel Alignment?

It's important to get your vehicle's wheels aligned regularly to ensure they are correctly aligned, prevent unnecessary tyre wear, and to make sure your vehicle is driving as safely and efficiently as possible. Most manufacturers recommend getting your wheels aligned every 10,000 miles or at least once a year. However, you should also have your alignment checked if you hit a kerb or pothole, or if you notice any unusual wear on your tyres.

What Causes Wheel Alignment to Go Off?

Wheel alignment can go off for several reasons, including hitting a kerb or pothole, worn suspension parts, or accidents. Sometimes, it may simply be that the vehicle has been driven for a long time without any alignment adjustments.

Signs That Your Car Needs a Wheel Alignment
If you notice any of the following signs, it may be time to have your vehicle's wheels aligned:

  • Your car pulls to one side while driving
  • Your steering wheel vibrates or feels off-centre
  • Your tyres are wearing unevenly
  • You notice that your tyres squeal when turning
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Wheel Alignment?

The cost of getting your wheels aligned can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of vehicle and the number of wheels being aligned. At AZ Autos, we offer competitive pricing for our wheel alignment services, starting from just £49.99. Contact us to learn more about our pricing and to book an appointment.

How Long Does a Wheel Alignment Take?

A wheel alignment typically takes around an hour to complete. However, this can vary depending on the complexity of the alignment and the number of wheels being aligned. We always strive to complete your wheel alignment as quickly as possible so that you can get back on the road safely.

DIY Wheel Alignment: Is it Possible?

While it may be possible to do a DIY wheel alignment, we strongly advise against it. Proper wheel alignment requires specialist equipment, knowledge and training to ensure the alignment is correct. Attempting a DIY wheel alignment could cause more harm than good and even cause more damage to your vehicle.

Wheel Alignment vs. Balancing: What's the Difference?

Wheel alignment and wheel balancing are often confused. Wheel balancing involves adding weights to the wheel to correct any weight imbalances, while wheel alignment adjusts the angles of the wheels to ensure they are perpendicular to the road and parallel to each other. Both services are important for the safety and performance of your vehicle.

Can Wheel Alignment Improve Fuel Efficiency?

Proper wheel alignment can help to improve fuel efficiency by reducing rolling resistance and ensuring your tyres are not wearing unevenly. This can help you to save money on fuel costs and keep your vehicle running efficiently.

Best Places to Get a Wheel Alignment in the UK

If you're looking for a reliable and professional wheel alignment service in the UK, look no further than AZ Autos. Our team of experienced technicians uses the latest technology and equipment to ensure your vehicle's wheels are aligned correctly, and we offer competitive pricing and exceptional customer service. Contact us now to book your appointment.