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All Wheel Alignment/Balancing Stuff

All Wheel Alignment/Balancing Stuff

We recommend though that you keep your own tyre pressure gauge as part of your cars tool kit. They are only small items and can even be kept with your locking wheel nuts under the dash.

Gauges are on offer at most car accessories stores and also from Michelin and on the road safety organizations web sites, here in the UK we have the AA and the RAC.

I can also give you drivers a few simple tips that you should remember about tyre pressures and inflating your tyres.
⦁ Always keep your valve caps in a safe place when inflating and checking your tyre pressures. If the caps are cracked or broken, then replace them with new ones.
⦁ Try not to damage the thread on your tyre valves. Some valves are Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and if damaged are expensive to replace. So do not force the tyre pressure gauge or the air-line onto the tyres valve and damage the thread.
⦁ Always check the tyre pressures when the tyres are cool preferably before you start a journey. Heat builds up in the tyres and they will give the wrong tyre pressure reading.

⦁ Check each tyre more than once to ensure that you have a good fit between the tyres valve and the pressure gauge.
Any good tyre centre will do this job for you free of charge, including us at Pellon Tyres here in Yorkshire UK. This should also be done FREE of charge.

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Wheel Alignment does really Matter?-Ivan Kerr Tyres on Twitter

Wheel Alignment does really Matter

Wheel Alignment does really Matter

Wheel Alignment does really Matter


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Wheel Alignment does really Matter for a better ride?

I know the tyre  industry keeps on harping about wheel alignment. Hence, it is a good revenue for us. But it is very important to have a comfortable and safe ride. So when you are driving your car.

The holiday season will be starting here in the UK very shortly and many families will be heading off on their holidays. Hoe annoying is it to find that two miles down the motorway, you car starts to pull to the left or the right and you are constantly trying to keep the car in a straight line.

Most drivers are now familiar with the fact that Wheel Alignment does really Matter? When they have new tyres fitted, they will very often ask for a wheel alignment check. Tyres are very expensive items and the drivers now know that the new tyres can be scuffed off very quickly if the wheel alignment is is not correctly set up.

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This tyre looks like it has developed a fault.This looks like poor wheel alignment or a faulty steering part such as a ball joint

Another common alignment fault is that the cars steering wheel has to be constantly corrected. So as your car pulls to the left or the right, as you are driving along. This is very uncomfortable? A simple wheel alignment adjustment will correct this, nine out of ten times, so Wheel Alignment does really Matter.

The other bad experience is a “wheel wobble”?

This is when your car steering wheel starts to shake at a certain speed. It it usually right on the speed limit(70 mph) here in the UK.

You have to drive slower or faster to be able to drive the car more comfortably, without the steering wheel shaking you to bits.

The best thing is to have your wheel alignment and wheel balancing checked the week before you set off on your journey. You knoe it makes sense.

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This is the question that we get asked on a daily basis. Getting a regular front end alignment, is very important. it could save you pounds (££££’s) on tyre wear. Having your alignment done is very important but the perennial thing that our customers ask is” how much is a front end alignment

For some reason drivers think that it will cost them an” arm and a leg” never mind the benefits.

Especially if buy a set a of new tyres. It is a no brainer ,not to have your alignment checked, before your car leaves the tyre centre.

it is very interesting about the  wheel alignment cost, in other parts of the country. At the top end of the price scale garages charge for a 59.99 wheel alignment. Here in Halifax we offer the price at 39.90 as a normal wheel alignment cost.

I say normal because although most jobs are straight forward, some are really badly seized up and we have to apply heat to try and free up steering parts that are the problem. This incurs a further small charge, but as i say in general the job is an easy straightforward one.

Wheel alignment cost

The front end alignment also increases if the garage uses a sophisticated wheel alignment machine. The one we use is a laser machine and is very accurate, but some machines are very extravagant and even require their own ramp to operate on. The garages that use these machines charge up to 80.00 per alignment, but you will get a fancy printout at the end of it.

In general local front end alignment shops, will charge a reasonable price and it will prove to be good value for money. if you buy new tyres or your old tyres are wearing badly and the car pulls to the left or right ,then you need a wheel alignment.

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Fixing wheel alignment problems should not take too much stress. Check the following and fix your wheel alignment problems in standby.


Another good article about your wheel alignment?

I guess that it is coming up to that time of year. When it is time to blow all the winter cob webs off your car. Therefore,  prepare it for the summer ahead (if we have one?)

Car servicing is all important. So is wheel alignment. Not only does it wear your tyres down. But at a much faster rate. Accordingly, it can also affect the way that your car steers.

We have all felt the affects of your cars steering pulling. Either, to the left or right? then this is usually caused by the cars wheel alignment being out alignment. Thus, most of our customers are now becoming familiar with wheel alignment problems?

The obvious problem is that your tyres will wear off at either the inside or the outside edge. This causes premature wear and indeed costs you money. The second most common problem is that their car will try to pull to the left or the right when it is driven?

The best thing to do in my opinion is to start by having your car wheel aligned, when you buy some new tyres. You should then keep an eye on the tyre for any signs of irregular wear. it is also a good idea to have your wheel alignment checked at regular periods. make sure that your garage checks it when you have your car serviced.

if your car is pulling to one side then it very likely to be caused by your alignment being out?

Wheel Alignment Problems

A good tip is also to ask your garage to rotate the wheels over from left to right or back to front. This will give you a more even wear of your tyres. You have probably noticed that on most models of cars, your front tyres wear much quicker that your back tyres.

By changing them over(rotating) them you will get a much even wear and also spread out the cost when you require new tyres. Wheel alignment problems should not be a big deal and should be a part of your regular car servicing.

Wheel Alignment Explained – Should you really need to know about camber, caster and toe?

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Wheel Alignment Explained

Camber plays an important role in wheel alignment explained. Caster and toe both work in conjunction with camber to ensure proper tire wear as well.


Wheel alignment explained is because it is a very important part of your cars overall performance, This is not known by many car owners.

In my opinion caster and camber and toe in are not things that the general public want to know about?

They just want to know that their wheel alignment is correct and adjusted correctly.

I do feel though that caster and camber will become more important in the future, with integrated electronic systems that will link the tyres, steering and suspension more closely together.

This will be carried out on the expensive super-cars at first, before it is rolled out on the cars that you and i drive about, the regular cars. Caster, camber and toe can be better seen on the image, rather than trying to explain it.

In my opinion it becomes a little bit too complicated for the general public to know about. Mechanics should know, to give them a clearer understanding of the mechanics of steering when carrying out a wheel alignment.

Wheel Alignment Explained

Wheel alignment explained does not go too deeply into the inner depths of steering geometry and as long as our customers trust us to carry out a good job then that all that counts. Caster and camber are something that are most affected when a car has a front end bump. This causes the front steering and suspension to become out of line. if this happens then the accident repair centre, has to completely realign your cars steering and suspension.

This is done using highly specialised and expansive equipment. This equipment is very accurate and uses laser beams to help the technician to realign  the cars steering. This is also done from corner to corner and is known as four wheel alignment.

In most cases your car will just require a normal wheel alignment to correct the cars steering back to the original settings. The cost of this should be no more than £30 at your local tyre centre or garage.

Wheel Balancing should not be confused with Wheel Alignment? they are two completely different things.

Wheel Balancing-All You Should Know about balancing and how it affects your cars handling

Wheel Balancing

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Wheel balancing, also known as tire balancing, is the process of equalizing the weight of the combined tire and wheel assembly so that it spins smoothly at high speed.


Wheel Balancing is a very important part of the care of your car and the tyres in particular.

We have all experienced the niggling vibrations. Especially, when we are driving on  the motorway, due to out of balance wheels?

In days gone by tyre retailers, like myself, used to charge extra for the wheel balancing service. But due to speed and superior suspensions and steering of today’s cars, it is important that we have to balance every wheel, when a new tyre is fitted.

The only other time that you will require balancing is if one of the lead weights comes off whilst driving. On the odd very rare occasion a tyre may go out of shape, but due to the highly mechanised and clean state of tyre factories, this is now very rare.

As a tyre retailer here in Halifax in Yorkshire, wheel balancing has always been an important part of our job. A few years ago balancing was an add on charge , much the same as wheel alignment is today. Today though the wheel balancing in my opinion is much more important.

This is because today’s cars are much faster and travel at higher speeds on our motorway systems. Alloy wheels are also the normal fitment on many of the new cars made today, making it even more important to have your wheels balanced when fitting new tyres.

having your wheels balanced when fitting new tyres is now all part of the job. We no longer add an extra charge for this service. When your car drives out , then your car will be ready to use with the knowledge that the wheels will have been automatically balanced when the new tyres were fitted. It makes no different if the tyres were cheap tyres or expensive tyres, the wheels will have been balanced.



Wheel Alignment- Have it Done when you have new Tyres fitted-Win Campbell on Twitter

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Wheel Alignment

Correct wheel alignment will improve handling, road holding, safety, tyre life and fuel consumption


Win Campbell is a well known tyre expert in the Northeast of England in the UK. Like myself he is a big fan of having your wheel alignment checked, especially when you fit new tyres.

It is so important and you could be throwing your money down the drain, because out of alignment will wear away your tyres at one side of the tread and ultimately, cost you money.

This is one of the most common two words that you hear in most tyre depots across the UK, Wheel Alignment?
I am pleased that in more recent years the public are getting used to the idea. We try to encourage all drivers who are having new tyres fitted to have a wheel alignment carried out at the same time.
Believe it or not it does save you money in the long run, mainly in tyre wear. Not only will that but your car feel more comfortable to drive. One of the most day to day problems that we get is drivers complaining about their cars pulling to the left or right.
This is due mainly to the car driving over a pothole or curbing the car when parking.

This knocks out the vehicles alignment alignment? This is what I mean by better driving comfort, the car becomes more difficult to drive because it is always pulling in one direction or the other. It feels like your steering wheel is not straight. In fact it is the wheel alignment that needs re-adjusting with the steering wheel in the straight position.
Hope that is a bit clearer?
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

Wheel alignment Necessary-Have you checked yours recently? It could save you money and tyre wear.

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Wheel alignment Necessary

STAFF at a car care and motorcycle maintenance centre in Somerset are asking motorists to check their vehicles’ wheel alignment to help save them money on fuel costs (March, 2015).  Autoserv…

wheel alignment is something that the tyre trade are always harping on about.

To be truthful drivers usually do have the cars alignment checked. Of course, when they have new tyres fitted. The thing is that it really does save you money. In the long run. If your wheels are not aligned correctly. Consequently, then it firstly it means that your nice new, probably expensive tyres will scrub off.

This happens on the inside or the outside edges of the tyres. Therefore,  could cost you half the life of your tyres. I love showing the images of tyres that we have removed here in Halifax Yorkshire UK.

One of the problems that we have is when we are very busy. Hence, such as this week with a bank holiday coming up for Easter. Motorists want their new tyres fitting at once. Because of this we do not have time to carry out the free wheel alignment checks that we normally do.

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We always point out to the customers that the car is out of alignment , but they forget and fail to return to get the work carried out.

Another problem that the motorists get with out of alignment cars is the the steering wheel is not straight and the car pulls to one side. in this case as well as doing the alignment, we have to also straighten their steering wheel. Depending which model the car is then we may have to charge a little extra, especially if the car is fitted with steering sensors, like some of the BMW’s and Mercedes cars.

This means that when the job is complete then we have to reset the warning light with a special computer the we had to buy(although the computer does other functions, besides that).

Bringing this post to 2022, we now use the latest computer based four wheel tracking equipment. So, this modern machine will be capable of adjusting camber and caster as well as the tracking.

A good wheel alignment guide can be found on…


Wheel Alignment Halifax-A look at why we need wheel alignment

Wheel Alignment Halifax

Wheel Alignment Halifax;

On most occasions, we take it for granted that our cars are going to work perfectly for most of the time? We also take it for granted that our tyres will make perfect contact with the road. But do you know what? That’s not the case.

Tyre design and testing by the tyre manufacturers takes most of our problems away from us. By “us” I mean the tyre trade in general. Tyre products these days are perfect. We very rarely see any faulty tyres. The tyre makers work in clean and dust free factories, and this gives us the almost perfect product.

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All we have to do here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK is to give the customers wheels the perfect balance and ensure that the steering format is correctly adjusted before the car leaves our depot.

When we fit new tyres, then we always recommend a car has a wheel alignment check. The reason for this is because; we reset the steering geometry, back to the car manufacturers original recommendation. This work ensures that the tyres will wear evenly and not wear off on the inside or the outside. This wheel alignment makes sure that the customer will get their full life out of the new tyres.

Wheel alignment in Halifax

When we set the wheel alignment. We always make sure that the steering wheel is in the correct position. It is a common thing for our customers to complain that when new tyres are fitted, then their steering wheel is not straight. Or the steering pulls to the left or right.

Wheel alignment is all about giving the motorist the best ride possible when they buy new and often expensive tyres.

The cost of a wheel alignment is £39.90 for most cars. Wheel alignment is a low price to pay when you consider that you can scrub a set of tyres of in no time with a car that has out of line steering problems, which we could easily rectify.

Wheel Alignment Safety Features-A message from the organisation.

Wheel Alignment Safety Features

To ensure a car drives safely, efficiently and behaves as the vehicle manufacturer intended, it’s important that its wheels are correctly aligned. However, through everyday driving, or factors such as hitting a kerb or a pothole, the wheels can become misaligned, bringing a host of tyre related problems. During […]

Wheel Alignment Safety Features

Wheel Alignment Safety Features

Of course, yet another great article from the organization. In my opinion, Tyresafe are the number one organization that promotes tyre safety here in the UK.

So, Wheel alignment, helps to promote these safety tips. Hence, to ensure a car drives safely. Accordingly your car should operate efficiently. Importantly, and behaves as the vehicle manufacturer intended it to. One of these safety standards. Therefore, is that it’s important that the vehicles wheels are correctly aligned. Accordingly to the manufacturers specifications.

Correct wheel alignment of your vehicle also stops the  car pulling to the left or right. Given these points, some drivers are having a daily battle trying to keep the car in a straight line. So, if this is your problem then have the alignment adjusted!

To me, there can be nothing worse than to have your car pulling to one side when driving along. Wheel alignment is the primary cause. Hence, when having new tyres fitted it is worth a little extra money to have your wheel alignment checked and adjusted.

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