Six Mile Garage Ltd Stone Street, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury, CT4 6DN 01227 709214
  • Foxy Choice
  • Independent TyreFitter Network
Buy now, pay when fitted
No hidden extra costs
Great value tyres
Fast fitting by experts
  • Stelling Minnis
  • Stelling Minnis
  • Stelling Minnis
  • Stelling Minnis

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.

article provided by Michelin

Enter your registration

What our customers think

great prices friendly service excellent service.

John Pratt - April 2016

Excellent

steve Pratt - April 2016

Contact us

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 18:00
Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday: Closed
Contact Us

Where are we?

Brands we recommend

  • AUTOGRIP tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • B.F. GOODRICH tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • BRIDGESTONE tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • BUDGET tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • CONTINENTAL tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • DUNLOP tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • FALKEN tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • FIRESTONE tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • FULLRUN tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • GOODYEAR tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • GT RADIAL tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • KUMHO tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • MICHELIN tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • OVATION tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • PIRELLI tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • RUNWAY tyres in Stelling Minnis
  • TOYO tyres in Stelling Minnis

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Six Mile Garage Ltd website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

[Close]