Tracking/Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is very important as it prevents uneven tyre wear and handling problems with your vehicle.

The modern car is built for comfort, performance and handling. In order to achieve and maintain the best ride possible, the steering and suspension needs to be measured and adjusted within the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. This can only be done by measuring all four wheels and having a proper full four wheel alignment measurement.

Here at Bridport Tyre & Auto Repair Specialists, we have the latest, manufacturer approved equipment incorporating the latest technology that will accurately balance your wheels within minutes.

Wheel Balancing

Our wheel balancing machine will stop the vibration of un-balanced wheels which will avoid premature wear caused by an imbalance in the rotating wheel and tyre assembly.

Having your tyres balanced correctly is vital for improved ride quality, handling and car safety.

As a general rule you should have the balance of your vehicle wheels checked if you feel excessive vibration through the steering wheel or at speed. It is also wise to have it checked every time you change the tyres on your car or every 10,000 miles or once a year.

How can I tell if my wheels are misaligned?

If you notice abnormal wear on your tyres, it’s often an indication of a mechanical anomaly with the vehicle, such as incorrect alignment, or problems with the steering or suspension mechanism. Vehicle suspension misalignment can result in rapid, irregular tyre wear, which can lead to expensive problems, and can affect the handling and safety of your vehicle. If you notice any irregular wear on your tyres, you should have it checked by a professional as soon as possible. Our experts can check the alignment or tracking of your vehicle, and identify and correct any problems.

We always advise you to have the mechanical parts of your vehicle checked and rectified by a professional, such as one of our experts.

What happens if my wheels are misaligned?

If your suspension is misaligned by just 4mm (2mm per wheel), then for every mile you travel the tyre is being forced sideways by the equivalent of 8.4 metres (28 feet) on a car with 15’’ wheels, causing excessive shoulder wear on your tyres. By ensuring that your wheels are correctly aligned, you can add thousands of miles to the life of your tyres, and also increase your fuel efficiency by reducing roll resistance.

If you notice any irregular wear on your tyres, or would like advice on anything related to tyres, you can get in touch with one of our experts at by calling the telephone number displayed at the top of this page.