Challenging road conditions, adverse weather, minor curb impacts and potholes can all detrimentally affect the suspension springs and wheel alignment of your Mercedes-Benz. This can cause irregular tyre wear (meaning your tyres will need to be replaced more often), decreased vehicle stability (making emergency evasive action less effective), and increased fuel bills.
At Jardine Mercedes-Benz we understand the importance of properly maintaining the alignment of your wheels. Our expert technicians will use manufacturer-approved wheel alignment diagnostic machines to comprehensively check your wheels and advise on any additional recalibration that might need to be undertaken.
Take advantage of our exclusive 4 Wheel Alignment Check Offer today for just £99*. Contact your nearest dealership here or click below to book an appointment at a time and date to suite you.
The three main areas for wheel alignment adjustment are the camber, caster and toe:
Camber - The 'tilt' at which the tyre sits relative to the road. Positive camber is where the top of the wheel leans away from the car, and negative camber where it leans towards the car.
Caster - The angle created by your vehicle's steering pivot point from the front to the back of your car. Positive caster means your car is angled forward, negative when backwards.
Toe - Affects the handling capabilities of the vehicle, relating to the direction of the tyres relative to the centre line of the vehicle.
Prevention is better than a cure when it comes to wheel alignment. If you check your alignment regularly, tyres will last longer, vehicle handling and comfort will be optimised and fuel consumption and energy use will be reduced. It is recommended that you check your wheel alignment every 12 months.
The main causes of misaligned wheels are sudden jarring or heavy impact caused by hitting something like a pothole, curb or bump, and wear and tear on suspension springs and other parts over time, exacerbated by poorer weather conditions in colder and wetter months.
Symptoms of misaligned wheels can be hard to spot or feel until it's too late. We recommend a wheel alignment check every 12 months, but if you experience any of the following problems you should get your car checked by our expert technicians as soon as possible:
If you're unsure whether your Mercedes-Benz is affected by wheel alignment issues, you are always welcome to contact us to speak to a member of our Service team for help and advise.
Abnormal, uneven or increased tyre wear
Increased fuel consumption (and costs)
Less stability affecting braking and handling
Wear and Tear
Increased stress on other parts and components
*Terms and Conditions Apply. £99 charge for 4 Wheel Alignment Check offer applies to a wheel alignment diagnosis of all 4 tyres, exclusively available from Jardine Mercedes-Benz dealerships (Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich, Lakeside and Southend), available from 01/07/2022 - 31/12/2023. Additional charges for parts, maintenance and labour are not included. Subject to change at any time. Subject to availability. Exclusions apply. Correct as of 01/23.