Elite is known to be one of the best tyre alignment centres in both Essex and throughout the entire UK, with a team of experienced and highly trained technicians who use the latest equipment to complete all work to the very highest standards.
Wheel alignment, or tyre tracking, is a standard part of vehicle maintenance, and consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they meet the specification set out by the manufacturer. This can help to reduce tyre wear, and can help the vehicle to travel straight without pulling to one side. We can also alter tyre alignment angles beyond the manufacturer’s specification if you are looking to achieve a specific handling characteristic, for example if your vehicle is being used for motorsport or driven off-road.
Why is wheel alignment important?
Incorrect wheel alignment will cause rapid irregular tyre wear. The normal alignment on most vehicles is designed to minimise wear and tear and maximise driver and passenger comfort. Correct wheel alignment saves on fuel costs (up to 10%) and increases tyre life by up to 25%. It will also improve handling and driving safety by reducing steering and stability problems.
Why does wheel misalignment happen?
Wheel alignment can be affected by driving against a kerb, hitting a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. Misalignment can also happen when suspension components are replaced.
How long does it take to realign my wheels?
There is no need to wait, we have four bays set up especially. Most front and rear wheel alignment problems can be solved in about 30 minutes, just enough time to enjoy a cup of tea.
Today's modern suspensions require a precise four-wheel alignment that can only be achieved through a modern alignment system. Our relationship with Hunter & John Beam means the equipment we use is capable of measuring all angles liable to affect your vehicles’ wheel alignment - more so than a standard tracking adjustment available elsewhere. So, book your wheel alignment using our widget above or just hop in at any time and get your wheels aligned from our experts.