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Get the most out of your tyres

Our wheel alignment and balancing services optimise the contact between your tyres and the road, reduce rolling resistance and improving efficiency.
By ensuring your wheels are properly aligned and balanced, you can enjoy potential fuel savings and a more economical driving experience.

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When do you need a wheel alignment?

It’s important to get regular wheel alignments as they’re essential for even tyre wear and increasing the life of your tyres.

You should get your alignment checked:

  • When fitting new tyres
  • Every 12 months or every 10,000 km you drive (whichever comes first)
  • After the replacement of any steering or suspension parts
  • After getting vehicle repairs because of an accident.

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Uneven wear? Car pulling to one side?

Book a wheel alignment with your local Advantage and let’s take care of it.

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Wheel Alignment for vehicles of all sizes



Wheel Alignment – Camper Van/Light Truck

Regular wheel alignments for camper vans and light trucks are crucial for enhancing fuel economy and ensuring even tyre wear, ultimately extending the lifespan of your tyre.



Wheel Alignment – 4WD/SUV

Regular wheel alignments will improve fuel economy and are essential for even tyre wear, which will give your tyres a longer life.



Wheel Alignment – Car

Regular wheel alignments for your car are crucial for enhancing fuel economy and ensuring even tyre wear, ultimately extending the lifespan of your tyre.

What is a wheel alignment?

The first step of the assessment is a brief pre-alignment road test. Then your car is hoisted up in the Advantage Tyres workshop and connected to an electronic device that reads the vehicle’s current alignment – or lack of it!

Correct geometry is achieved through a series of adjustments on each wheel to ensure the computerised reading meets the vehicle manufacturer’s standards.


Save fuel

Correctly aligned tyres are more fuel efficient.


Enhance handling

Enhance your cars handling, particularly when cornering.


Reduce fatigue

Stop fighting your steering wheel to keep your car driving straight.


Improve longevity

Correctly aligned tyres last up to 60% longer and avoid excess wear.

When to get a Wheel Alignment

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Steering doesn’t feel right

Finding it hard to keep your car in a straight line while driving? Does the steering feel heavy and not return to center? Do you feel excessive shaking through the steering wheel? It’s probably time for a wheel alignment.

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Tyres are wearing unevenly

Have you had a look at your tyres and noticed that they are wearing unevenly on one side of the tyre? Are they wearing faster on the outside than they are on the inside? It could be time to get your wheels aligned.

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Frequently asked questions

What is wheel alignment and why is it important?

Wheel alignment involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so they are set to the car manufacturer’s specification. Proper wheel alignment is crucial as it reduces tyre wear, ensures that your vehicle drives straight without pulling to one side, and improves fuel efficiency. Regular wheel alignment checks and adjustments can extend the life of your tyres and enhance your car’s handling.

How often should I have a wheel alignment done?

It’s generally recommended to have your wheel alignment checked every 12 months or every 10,000 km you drive, whichever comes first. However, it’s also advised to get a wheel alignment after fitting new tires, after replacing any steering or suspension parts, or after your vehicle has been involved in an accident.

What are the signs that my vehicle needs a wheel alignment?

You can identify several indicators that your vehicle requires a wheel alignment. These include the vehicle pulling to one side, steering wheel vibrations, difficulty in the steering wheel’s return after a turn, and the presence of uneven tyre wear.

How does wheel alignment improve fuel economy?

Proper wheel alignment helps to decrease resistance while driving, which can improve your car’s fuel efficiency. Misaligned wheels can make your car work harder, which can cause it to use more fuel. By ensuring your wheels are aligned correctly, you can potentially save on fuel costs.

How does wheel alignment enhance my car’s handling?

Correct wheel alignment ensures optimal contact between your tyres and the road, improving the vehicle’s ride and handling. It can also make the steering feel more responsive, reduce driver fatigue, and make your car feel more stable, particularly when cornering. Misalignment can lead to issues like a steering wheel that’s hard to turn or a car that feels unstable on the road.

The Advantage Range of Services


8-Point Safety Check

From tyre pressure to oil and battery checks, our FREE 8-point Safety Check will make sure your vehicle is safe for Kiwi roads.


Pre-WOF Check

Got a WOF coming up? Head in to your local Advantage for a FREE pre-WOF check.

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Puncture Repairs

Got a puncture? Our team can repair and replace tyres and get you up and running quickly.

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Oil Packages

Time for a top up? Book in for an oil and filter change with the finest Shell Helix oils.

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Tyre Services

Comprehensive tyre services for every vehicle - disposal to fitting and everything in between.

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Headlight Restoration

Faded or yellowing headlights are caused by the oxidisation of the surface of the outer cover. Let us restore your dull, yellowed headlights to like-new condition!

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