Tyre & Alignment Professionals

01376 511177 Unit 6, Moss Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UQ

01376 511177

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Correct wheel alignment enhances road grip and extends tyre life. Most alignment difficulties are resolved by aligning the front two wheels. Still, if extra work is required, an estimate will be supplied. The alignment of your wheels is a crucial aspect of car maintenance. It entails changing the wheel angles to the recommended position as specified by your vehicle's manufacturer. Poorly aligned tyres can damage road holding, increase fuel consumption, and shorten tyre life. Therefore it's critical to inspect your wheels frequently. If you’re looking for a wheel alignment service in Braintree, look no further than Tyre-Smart.

What is the wheel alignment process?

Camber, caster, and toe are the three angles of wheel alignment that are measured. Each has a particular angle calculated by the car manufacturer to improve the function of the car's steering and suspension systems to make the automobile operate smoothly, responsively, and predictably.
  • Camber - This is a measurement of a tyre's verticality. Negative camber is when the suspension is configured so that it leans significantly toward the wheel arch. Positive camber is the opposite of negative camber.
  • Caster - This is a little more difficult to visualise. Still, it refers to how high the suspension sits above the wheel's centre and, therefore, how central the angle of the tyre's placement on the road is on the front to rear plane.
  • Toe - Toe-in occurs when the front wheels point inwards towards the car's centre, and toe-out occurs when the front wheels point outwards towards the road.


Causes of poor wheel alignment

The driver, the road, or worn components in the vehicle can all contribute to misalignment. The following are the top three reasons why your car can be out of alignment:
  • Suspension components, such as bad shocks or struts, wear out or loosen, causing alignment issues.
  • A pothole, knocking into a curb, travelling too rapidly over a speed bump, or an accident might cause a sudden disruption or impact.
  • Modifications to the vehicle, such as lifting. The suspension is designed to perform within a manufacturer-specified height range. Therefore, the suspension must be adjusted if the car's height is changed; otherwise, your vehicle may become misaligned.


What happens if I leave it?

Uneven tyre wear will arise from driving a car with poor wheel alignment. If the problem isn't fixed immediately, the tyre's lifespan will dramatically decrease. You'll pay a lot of money for premature tyre replacement. Misaligned wheels can put a car's suspension system under much strain. The cost of replacing a suspension system is considerable. When your tyres are mismatched, your vehicle will use more fuel. The misalignment will cause drag on the tyre, resulting in additional gasoline being burned. If you suspect your tyres are mismatched, have them checked and fixed as soon as possible to avoid accidents and high repair costs.

If this sounds like a problem you’re experiencing, call us today on 01376 511177. Alternatively, you can email us at sales@tyre-smart.com.

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Can’t recommend these guys enough! Always use them for tyres and today I had a full 4 wheel alignment done on my Mercedes. Service is always spot on and prices are good too. Car drives loads better thank you guys

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First time I’ve been here and will definitely be back. Great customer service and friendly staff. Top marks from me

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Excellent service as usual . The staff always go out of their way to help. 10/10 from me

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Excellent & Friendly Service. They ended up saving me over £100 by repairing the issue rather than replacing the tire

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Spot on service! The guys in here are really helpful and such a honest service. Wouldn’t go anywhere else

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First Class Service. Average Coffee. Would never go anywhere else. They even recycled my old wheel nuts. Breath of fresh air

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Fantastic facilities and service. Staff were awesome, friendly and very accommodating to the recent new seat Merc had fitted to the car, and looked after the car durning the work carried out! Highly recommend. Cheers Kev for the alignment!

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Had my Focus RS wheel alignment checked today on their state of the art equipment, can’t fault the level of service provided and I highly recommend their professional service

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I wanted to get a 4 wheel alignment check done on my DB11 as I'm going on a trip across Europe in a couple of weeks and will be covering quite a few miles. The first two local places I booked in said they could do it, but once it was up on the ramp changed their mind and said I should take it to my main dealer. I called the main dealer who wanted £250 to do it, they needed to keep the car all day and couldn't fit me in for a couple of weeks. Someone recommended TyresSmart to me and I couldn't have been more impressed. No appt necessary, the kit they used looked really top rate, they did the alignment for me and give me a full report inside an hour - and all for less than £80. Thanks guys.

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