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Do I need new tyres for a wheel alignment?

Firstly, it’s important to establish what exactly wheel alignment is. In short, it is the adjustment or measurements of the different components that make up the steering and suspension to comply with the specification of the vehicle manufacturer. This is mostly done to increase the performance, handling as well as the comfort and stability of the vehicle, and proper wheel alignment can help reduce uneven tyre wear.

How do wheels become unaligned?

Your vehicle’s wheels will become unaligned over time with the standard wear and tear of the road. Hitting potholes and kerbs can jar your wheels out of alignment and excessive wear to your vehicles suspension components can also have an effect on your wheel alignment. 

How can I tell if my wheels need aligning?

The most obvious sign that your wheels need aligning is that your tyres will show signs of wear unevenly. depending on where the tyre wear shows is an indicator as to whether your wheels are toeing-in (wear predominantly on the outer shoulder of the tyre) or toeing-out (wear on the inner shoulder). Also If the car pulls to the left or right whilst driving or breaking. If this is the case depending on the level of wear on the tyres you may need to replace the tyres.

Likewise, if you are replacing your vehicle’s tyres, then having your wheels properly aligned beforehand is a good idea to prolong the life of the new tyres.

What are the benefits of having my wheels aligned?

Aside from prolonging the life of your tyres, having your wheels correctly aligned can improve your cars fuel efficiency (as your car isn’t working harder to propel you forward) a smoother ride, and improved vehicle safety.

At Autotechnik we are Hunter wheel alignment specialists. Using the latest alignment technology we will give your vehicle a thorough check over and service, meaning you can drive away satisfied and safely. Contact AutoTechnik to book your wheel alignment today!


I was referred to Auto Technik about 2 years ago and have been bringing my 325i to them ever since. Trustworthiness and professionalism are of utmost importance when selecting someone to do business with – the servicing of my cars is no exception.

Wez and his team have always demonstrated trustworthiness, professionalism and knowledge of the issues pertaining to my 325i. Over the course of 2 years, I have completed a variety of service issues including brakes, tune-up, regular oil changes, thermostat, radiator and more. In each case, I found Wez and his team to successfully diagnose and service my repair needs in a timely and efficient manner.

Wish I could find a way to describe how great my car feels each time I drive away from Auto Technik! No matter why I brought my car in, I always leave feeling like the entire car was serviced.

I recently had my vehicle serviced at Auto Technik BMW and MINI Specialists in Leicester and found the overall experience rather brilliant. I have had numerous BMW’s and been to many ‘BMW and MINI Specialists’ across the midlands but I found these to be particularly professional and thorough.

The pricing was unbelievably competitive and they advised me on all the extra items my car needed after carrying out a FREE Diagnostic Check.

The one thing I found unique about them was they offered me a Collection & Delivery service. My BMW was collected from work at 09:30 and returned; Diagnosed, Serviced and Valeted before my lunch break!

In a nutshell the service was superb, the staff were courteous and professional and they offered a service that was “outside of the box” with both the service and the collection & delivery which would benefit anyone with a BMW that needed any work doing to it.

I would highly recommend them to all who need their BMW or MINI serviced.

Thanks again for the excellent job you did in repairing my BMW. It’s running better than ever.

I really appreciate the professional way in which you conduct your business. Your years of experience definitely show. I’ll be back!

I wanted to thank you for providing excellent service during my two recent visits with my 2000 BMW M-coupe. It was refreshing to be able to leave my car in “good hands” with an obviously well trained BMW mechanic and know that all the service will be handled in a very professional manner

george B

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Top garage

Great customer service, professional and helpful, recommend highly


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Five Star*****

Great experience at Autotechnik – Easy transaction with no pressure. Great communications and a real pleasure to buy from. Stefan made buying our new BMW X5 a pleasure and took the time to answer all our questions and queries about the vehicle. Good follow up to check all was OK and that we were satisfied with our purchase.


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Totally professional

Bought a vehicle which then developed a fault. Autotechnik couldn’t have been more helpful. Car was taken back courtesy car provided and regular updates on the work being carried out. The staff were always helpful and polite, and nothing was to much trouble. Especially professional during this difficult time faced by all.


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Top quality service

Autotechnik are, by some distance, the best independent dealer I have used. Buying my third Mini , it is evident that these guys are in a different league. They are clearly very knowledgeable about Mini and BMW, and the whole experience of the sales process was smooth, honest and professional. Details matter, and things like a follow-up phone call a few days after buying are a nice touch. I would highly recommend them.