Wheel alignment service in Auckland
Having a wheel alignment is one of the most essential services your vehicle needs. There are several reasons why you should book your car for a wheel alignment.
- Correct wheel alignment increases the safety of your vehicle.
- Correct wheel alignment improves the suspension and performance of your vehicle.
- Correct wheel alignment will help you save on fuel.
- Correct wheel alignment will help your tyres last longer.
- Correct wheel alignment will create a more comfortable ride – especially if you do a lot of motorway driving.
If your wheels are not aligned properly, you may feel your car pulling to one side or vibrating slightly. You may also feel like you need to grip the steering wheel tighter than usual to keep your vehicle in the centre of your lane.
What is involved in a wheel alignment?
When we check your car’s wheel alignment, we check the obvious factor that most people think of when they think of wheel alignment – that all four tyres are lined up in a straight line and not angled to one side (parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground).
We also, however, check the tilt of your tyres (their caster and camber), their thrust and ride height. We’ll ensure that all four tyres have the appropriate angle and height measurements, so they’re working together to give you the safest, smoothest and most fuel-efficient ride.
Once we’ve analysed your car’s steering and suspension angles, we’ll make adjustments, rotate or replace tyres, and let you know of any additional work that may be needed.
When and how often do you need to have a wheel alignment?
When it comes to knowing if your vehicle is due for a wheel alignment service, there are two prompts:
- Has your vehicle been involved in a collision? If so, you should definitely have your wheel alignment checked. Even if you consider the collision to be a minor one, or just a relatively straightforward nose to tail at low speed, it’s important to have it checked. There may be hidden damage, or there may have been previous alignment issues that have now become worse with this seemingly minor incident.
- Has it been more than 6 months since your last wheel alignment? We recommend having a wheel alignment every 6 months (depending on how much driving you do) or after every 10,000 kms. If you’re a heavy use driver (kms per year), it’s best to have your tyres and wheel alignment checked at least twice a year. The same frequency also applies if you live rurally and regularly drive on unsealed or bumpy roads, or you drive off-road a lot.
The experienced team at Mt Roskill Collision Centre can give you advice on how often you need to have a wheel alignment based on your specific vehicle and driving conditions.
Wheel Alignment – Pricing
Wheel alignment service will cost you $85 (GST Inclusive).