Wheel Alignment in Sevenoaks - Antwis Engineering

At Antwis Engineering, we provide wheel alignment and balancing for customers in Sevenoaks. If you think your car tyres are misaligned, contact us today for laser wheel alignment. We make sure that our work is accurate and gets you back on the road as soon as possible.

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Your car wheels

Since the car was invented, it has been important that all four wheels point in the same direction. The modern car is built for comfort, performance, and handling. Steering and suspension need to be measured and adjusted to the manufacturer’s specifications through proper wheel alignment.

Why get wheel alignment?

If your car has wheels that aren’t in alignment, your car could suffer tyre wear, pulling and a crooked steering. Your vehicle is a collection of thousands of components and many of these naturally wear out over time. This is due to the constant stresses and strains placed upon them. Your wheels, in particular, take most of the stress and strain. This can cause wheels to go out of place. In addition to this, hitting a curb or driving through a pothole could affect the alignment of your wheels too.

When the steering, suspension, and wheels move out of line this results in uneven and premature tyre wear. Tyres aren’t cheap and no one really wants to suffer the costs of replacing them. So, ensuring they last as long as possible is a crucial part of your car maintenance.

Toe wheel alignment

On many cars, vans and 4×4’s, each wheel is adjustable in terms of toe angle. The easiest way to describe toe is to imagine looking at your car from a bird’s eye view. If you drew a straight line down the centre of your car front to back and each wheel and tyre followed that line exactly, the vehicle would have zero toe.

If the inner front edges of the wheels and tyres were facing inwards, the vehicle would have toe in or positive toe. A negative toe or toe-out is where the inner front edges of the wheels and tyres are facing away from each other. All vehicles are manufactured with a specific toe angle that helps the car to handle the best. When these get knocked out of place it can cause your car’s performance to suffer.

How to spot when you need wheel alignment

Sometimes the only way you’ll know your wheel alignment is out of alignment is when you spot the shoulders inner or outer of the tyres thinning out. It may be that you’ve noticed fuel consumption on the rise. Alternatively, your steering wheel may not sit in the right position when driving in a straight line. Whatever the symptom, if the cause is a correctable alignment issue, you can save yourself considerable money having the problem rectified as soon as possible. Using sensitive laser alignment equipment, Antwis Engineering will inspect the vehicle for free. We will advise of any deviation or change from the manufacturer settings.

The great thing for you is that Antwis Engineering technicians can talk you through the whole process. We can show you the before and after results too. Each wheel has an adjustment point mounted beneath the vehicle which we use the alter the toe angle. If you want to book your wheel alignment you can do so online. Our booking tool is available 24 hours a day so you can book when it suits you.

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