It is essential to ensure that your tyres are correctly aligned to ensure optimal quality and performance. A wheel alignment refers to a standard vehicle maintenance procedure which consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels to ensure your wheels are in the correct position. A common cause of wheel misalignment is when a driver hits an object at speed, hits a curb, or the driver encounters potholes and uneven surfaces. 

What is a wheel alignment?

A wheel alignment refers to aligning the wheels of the vehicle by adjusting the vehicle's suspension. Tyre technicians and specialists are trained and will be able to determine exactly how much adjustment your wheels require. 

How often should I get a wheel alignment?

A wheel alignment is recommended every 10,000 km or every 3 months (whichever comes first). 

Why is maintaining proper wheel alignment important?

Maintaining proper wheel alignment is essential to avoid tyre tear and wear patterns, reduce the strain on vehicle suspension, and improve the vehicle's handling. Maintaining a proper wheel alignment will assist in optimising driving stability, maximising tyre life and improving your vehicle's handling.


What is a wheel balance?

Wheel balancing is a technical process which requires professional and advanced technology. Using computer testing your tyre technician can detect whether your wheels and tyres are evenly balanced and weighted around the car. If wheel imbalances are detected weight must be added to certain wheels to compensate for any differences in weight. 

How often should I get my wheels balanced?

Wheel balancing should be carried out every time you put new tyres on your car or rotate your tyres. This process is especially important if you drive an FWD vehicle or you do a lot of off-road driving. 

Why is maintaining proper wheel balance important?

Having your wheel properly balanced will help to avoid premature wear to your tyres and strain on your vehicle's suspension. Tyre balancing will not only improve tyre performance but also extend the life of your tyres. 

The qualified team at your local Beaurepaires store will ensure that your tyres and wheels are balanced and aligned properly to avoid your vehicle tyre wear and improve your vehicle's performance.