Village Car Care 81-83 BECKENHAM HIGH STREET, BECKENHAM, BR3 1AN 020 8650 1248
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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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What our customers think

I have used this garage several times and they are always friendly, polite, helpful and the service is great. They have managed to fit my car in last minute, despite being extremely busy ...they are always very accommodating. I recommended the garage to my mum who then had her car serviced here and was equally impressed. I wouldn't consider going to any other garage....

Dee Caulfield - November 2017

I had not used Village Car Care before for my MOT and general servicing. I live about a mile away so I thought I would give them a try. What a pleasant surprise! My MOT was carried out at exactly the time I booked and all was explained in detail following. Based on that experience, I decided to have two new tyres fitted. Again, the service was excellent, the tyres fitted the next day. I also had a wheel alignment done at the same time. My car came back better that ever. The ride, stability and tracking were spot on! It felt like a new car! So far so good, so I booked in for an interim service. Again, my car was taken in exactly at the time booked and all issues were fully explained in a friendly and sympathetic way. I highly recommend Village Car Care. They are now my 'go to' garage.

Scott Sargeant - November 2017

I Visited this garage today for the first time to have my work van motd, it was all done within 45 minutes, I was advised of a few things that need doing but nothing to affect the mot, I can honestly say it was the most friendly/honest and helpful garage I have ever used, i will definitely be using all the time from now on. Thanks guys Sean

Sean Hawkins - September 2017

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Monday: 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday: 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday: Closed
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Addington, Beckenham, Croydon, Orpington, West Wickham, Bromley, Bromley Common, Catford, Choslehurst, Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace Park, Eden Park, Elmers End, Forest Hill, Hayes, Lewisham, New Addington, Park Langley, Penge, Penge, Petts Wood, Shortlands, Sidcup, Thornton Heath, West Norwood

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