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Guide to Alignment

We make it our business to know everything there is to know about tyres, and we can advise you on every aspect of tyre safety, specification and suitability. We stock a wide range of tyres to suit all budgets, and can supply and fit them for you whether you need replacement tyres in locally.

Here, we’ve teamed up with the experts at Michelin to bring you a guide to alignment.

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.

Michelin 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.

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I was recommended Bridgwater Tyres so decided to give them a try. They were incredibly helpful when I didn't know which tyre to order from the selection recommended on their excellent website. Over the phone they recommended a slightly different tyre that I was looking at on the website which saved me about £25 per tyre. They phoned me when the tyres were in, even though the online system said they'd be there within 4 hours. Fitting was easy, quick, and chatty. They were very proud of their good feedback, and rightly so. As a woman I shouldn't feel intimidated about taking my car to a garage, but I always have.... until today. I am really pleased & will definitely be going back. Recommended!

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Prices were competitive but service was excellent, George and team were very knowledgable, friendly, efficient, Will return

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Very easy to order the correct size tyres for your car using the registration number. Choice of price range of tyres given with useful information about each tyre type e.g. road noise, effectiveness in the wet and so on. Choice of day and timeslot given. kept informed as to when the tyre came into the workshop. Friendly staff and efficient service.

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