Wheel alignment and balancing are integral parts of maintaining the overall health and wellbeing of your vehicle.
Get the most out of your tyres
Our wheel alignment and balancing services optimise the contact between your tyres and the road, increasing 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.
Offer applies to the purchase of car, SUV and 4×4 wheel alignments only. Excludes campervan, light truck and heavy commercial wheel alignments. All charges are GST inclusive. Offer applies to cash, EFTPOS, credit and finance transactions. Standard finance criteria and charges applies to finance transactions. Offer excludes fleet, commercial and trade customers. This offer cannot be redeemed or utilised in conjunction or combination with any other voucher, coupon, offer or discount on the same product or service. Available online at advantagetyres.co.nz and at participating Advantage Tyre Solutions stores nationwide. Sale period is from 21 November – 26 November 2023. A booking for half price wheel alignments must be made before Thursday 30th November. Half price Wheel Alignments must be redeemed/performed before close of business 23rd December 2023. Normal service/fitting and balancing (if required) charges apply. Service Charges: Fitting Charges for tyres bought in-store are $13 per standard car tyre and $15.50 per standard 4WD/SUV tyre. Wheel Balancing charges are $18.25 per standard car wheel and $22.75 per standard 4WD/SUV wheel. Tyre Disposal Charges are $6.80 per standard car tyre and $9.50 per standard 4WD/SUV tyre. Tubeless Valve Charges are $3.50 per standard car tyre.
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.
Correctly aligned tyres are more fuel efficient.
Enhance your cars handling, particularly when cornering.
Stop fighting your steering wheel to keep your car driving straight.
Correctly aligned tyres last up to 60% longer and avoid excess wear.
When to get a Wheel Alignment
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.
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.
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.
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