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Why Four Wheel Alignment ?

Reduced Tyre Wear

Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tyre wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tyre life.

Better Fuel Mileage

Fuel mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total alignment sets all four wheel parallel which, along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.

Improved Handling

Does your car pull to one side? Does the steering wheel vibrate? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car travelling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment. With all the system components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride.

Safer Driving

A suspension system inspection is part of our alignment procedure. This allows us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems.

What Everyone Should Know About Wheel Alignment

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On this vehicle, the front wheels are not aligned to the rear thrust line. This can happen from normal wear and stress, whether your vehicle has adjustable or non-adjustable rear suspension.

To steer straight ahead, you would have to steer the front wheels slightly to the right.

A common result would be that the vehicle would "dog track" and possibly "pull" to the side.

Of course, the angles are exaggerated so you can more easily see the condition. But it takes only a small misalignment to create problems.

Here's What We Do

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For vehicles with non-adjustable rear suspensions

  • 1Angle readings are measured at all four wheels.
  • 2The steering wheel is centred.
  • 3Front wheels are referenced to rear thrust line and set to specifications.

Result: All four wheels are parallel and the steering wheel is centred.

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For vehicles with adjustable rear suspensions

  • 1Angle readings are made at all four wheels.
  • 2Rear wheels are set to specification. (Rear thrust line corresponds to vehicle centerline)
  • 3Steering wheel is centred.
  • 4Front wheels are referenced to rear thrust line and set to specifications.

Result: All four wheels are parallel and the steering wheel is centred.

Important Questions About Wheel Alignment

Q. How important is wheel alignment?

A. Think of it this way. Research indicates that the average car is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with toe alignment just 0.34 degrees (Just 0.17 inches) out of specification has dragged its tyres sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!

Q. What are the "symptoms" of a car that's out of alignment?

A. Have your car checked if you notice:

  • Excessive or uneven tyre wear.
  • Steering wheel pulls to the left or right.
  • Feeling of looseness or wandering.
  • Steering wheel vibration or shimmy.
  • Steering wheel is not centred when car is moving straight ahead.

Q. How often should I have my car aligned?

A. Follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation noted in your owner's manual. But, as a general rule, have your vehicle's tyres checked every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.



We offer a mobile tyre fitting service for a small charge at either home or workplace. Our fully equipped mobile fitting van can fit a full range of tyres including light commercial and Runflat tyres. Our services also include a free, no obligation check for company fleets. Please phone for more information and speak to one of our specialist technicians.




Wheel alignment is key to optimum performance and wear management. Pot Holes, uneven roads and speed bumps can all 'knock' wheels out of alignment. It is important that these are regularly checked to maintain safe driving conditions. We have the latest, high tech alignment/diagnostic equipment. Call our centre or pop in and speak to our specialists.




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About Us

Since 1968, Discount Tyre Direct Ltd has become a leading distributors of Performance and Budget tyres at wholesale prices in the South.

Enormous buying capacity, along with genuinely impartial advice and fitment expertise, has enabled the company to supply the best available products at a hugely discounted cost. Discount Tyre Direct Ltd are pleased to maintain a highly professional customer service and a pricing structure that includes a Price Match Promise with On Line Suppliers.

The company are able to offer the latest in computerised wheel geometry checks and correction with the State of the art Hunter Hawkeye 4 wheel alignment system. Many professional race teams and motoring clubs make Discount Tyre Direct Ltd a first stop for Wheel Alignment accuracy and tyre value. A highly skilled team of staff are dedicated to professional customer service and offer exceptional value for money for both Performance cars and Budget application.


Our Location

  • Winton Place
  • Worthing
  • West Sussex
  • BN11 1HN
Tel: 0800 0370636

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  • 8.30am - 5.30pm
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