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Had a wheel alignment done on your car- shouldn’t the steering wheel be straight?

Had a wheel alignment done on your car

steering wheel straight

Had a wheel alignment done on your car

So, as cars are getting more sophisticated then so are the steering systems. Including the need to keep your steering geometry up to scratch. If your alignment is out then your tyres are not working correctly. Significantly, your tyres are fighting against the road surface. Importantly, this is because it can also affect your fuel consumption.

Also we all know that towing in or towing out will scrub off your tyres. Especially more important if you are buying a set of new tyres. Younger drivers have been brought up on accepting that their wheel alignment is important. Consequently, they will ask for the alignment service when they have new tyres fitted. Often asking us to have it done !

A few years ago it was up to us to try and sell the service.

So, this acceptance from our customers has been the driving force behind me buying the most up to date equipment ! Especially, now that many cars are requiring all the 4 wheels aligned. BMW’s spring to mind. Most BMW’s need a 4 wheel alignment. Because of this then we have installed a brand new alignment system.

In the past then I rejected the idea ! Because the 4 wheel alignment machine had to be fitted to its own ramp. This restricted the amount of cars that we could work on ! However after a reshuffle of the whole bay then we were able to fit a new ramp. All our bays are now fitted with ramps making this much easier. So, our new tracking machine now sits on its own ramp. Thus offering a new better service for carrying out wheel alignments.

Steering wheel must be straight

Finally it is important to make sure that your steering wheel is straight after a wheel alignment has been carried out ?

Eric Roberts

Author Eric Roberts


Yes if your service center is doing a good job it should be straight when your going straight, on occasion if the crown in the road is excessive the wheel my be off a little. If  the wheel is off t…

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will be heard thousands of times a year by any member of the motoring fraternity. One of the most common first signs that your wheel alignment is out, will be that your steering wheel will be out of line and not feel to in a straight line, hence when you are cruising along your car feels to be pulling to one side or the other.

If you should happen notice that your vehicle pulls significantly . Either, to the left or right . Especially, when you are driving along in your car . On  a straight, flat road. hence with not much wind about. Then you will probably having  Alignment Problems. Another bad sign is when you notice that your  tyres are wearing off. Especially at the edges of the tread area. Then this means that your alignment will need adjusting . Of course,, to correct your  Alignment Problems . As a result, you should take your car to a local tyre dealer or a good  garage. Especially, in your local area to have its wheel alignment checked. of course, this is an easy job for your tyre guy to perform. Especially. if your vehicle’s wheels are not properly aligned. Therefore, it will cause abnormal and premature wearing of your tyres.

When this happens it is best to take to your car  it into the local  Service centre or Tyre shop, to have your (wheel alignment or sometimes known as tracking) adjusted.


This can usually be done while you wait or when you have new tyres fitted. Incidentally, we now have a brand new 4 wheel alignment centre installed. Of course we are now able to offer a much better alignment service. Because of  this we are able to offer a much more “four wheel” alignment service. Of course we can also keep down the price of the regular front wheel alignment service. So, having your alignment carried out on a modern alignment centre that operates by laser beams. Should only be charged between £30 and £40 for the job doing. Of course, the  more expensive machines can also give you a print out to keep after the work is done.

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  Some cars require a 4 wheel alignment, but you will find this out by asking you Auto centre to check this out in the cars manual or their Autodata computer data-base…

Eric Roberts


Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Significantly, we are members of Unipart Car Care centres . So, able to Give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling Budget Tyres Online from our website . Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. As a result, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists. Who need to go to work and leave their car. Hence,with us for work doing. Of course, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Finally, carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.