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#409318 - 20th May 2010 12:48am Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking
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Not sure if anyone can help, I had 2 part worn tyres fitted on the back of my car at Top Gear Tyres. When they were replacing them the said my wheel alinment was out and they could fix it for 20. I said yes. After they had done it driving home i noticed that stearing wheel was not straight and car was shaking. I took it back and they said they would try to fix it but they could not and said that is was right like it was. I have had wheels tested by someone else to see if they are balanced and they are fine. Can anyone tell me how to get stearing wheel straight and to stop shaking. Thanks

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#409320 - 20th May 2010 12:54am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Originally Posted By: dannysayer
Not sure if anyone can help, I had 2 part worn tyres fitted on the back of my car at Top Gear Tyres. When they were replacing them the said my wheel alinment was out and they could fix it for 20. I said yes. After they had done it driving home i noticed that stearing wheel was not straight and car was shaking. I took it back and they said they would try to fix it but they could not and said that is was right like it was. I have had wheels tested by someone else to see if they are balanced and they are fine. Can anyone tell me how to get stearing wheel straight and to stop shaking. Thanks


Did they take the balance weights off the rear wheels? thats what they did to my brothers when he took his to get 2 part worns, ended up tellin the fella to rebalance the wheel.

How did they know it was out before putting the laser gear on?

There is a good tyre place on Old Hall Road in Bromborough who do tracking for 25.
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#409322 - 20th May 2010 12:59am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Sounds to me as though they didn't clamp the wheel straight before they did the alignment, and messed it up.

Take it into a well known garage (like Kwik Fit), tell them what has happened and then get them to check/do it. They'll give you a form telling you what they had to do and how far out it was, take that to Top Gear Tyres and show them what you have had to pay because they didn't do the job properly, and ask for your money back.

Depending how far you want to go you can either decided that you're glad it's all done and forget it or, if they wont pay and you're annoyed about it, get a local solicitor to send them a letter saying that their negligence (if it did) caused the problem and they should reimberse you for the cost of putting it right.

Just a thought but you say you had the BACK tyres changed, wheel balancing is often only done on the FRONTS, did your friend check those as it's possiblt it's something as simple as a wheel weight being knocked off when the alignment was being done.

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#409323 - 20th May 2010 12:59am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: MrPhil]
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The back wheels were not balanced correct, but got that sorted at St James Tyres.

They said they could tell by the wear on the tyre.

Do you know what the place is called that does tracking

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#409325 - 20th May 2010 1:02am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Would Kwik Fit be able to set it back to orignal and get the stearing wheel straight

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#409327 - 20th May 2010 1:05am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Would Kwik Fit be able to set it back to orignal and get the stearing wheel straight


Should be able to yes, all you do is clamp the wheel in the straight position and THEN do the alignment, should take no more than half an hour.

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#409328 - 20th May 2010 1:09am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: TheDr]
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Do you know where Inspirations are near the old Candy? well it's on that road.

Kwik Fit charge 36 for tracking, bearing in mind thats 2 wheel.

What car is it?
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#409329 - 20th May 2010 1:11am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: MrPhil]
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Its a Renault Clio 2008

Will that stop the shacking hopefully aswell

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#409330 - 20th May 2010 1:11am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Kwik Fit can do it.

I always use Frank Bathers opposite Cammel Lairds for anything to do with tyres/alignment.
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#409331 - 20th May 2010 1:12am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Yep I know were inspirations are

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#409332 - 20th May 2010 1:14am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Do you mean wirral tyres and commercial

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#409333 - 20th May 2010 1:15am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Never knew Batthers did wheel alainment, You never had a problem with them

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#409335 - 20th May 2010 1:15am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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Originally Posted By: dannysayer
Its a Renault Clio 2008

Will that stop the shacking hopefully aswell


Can't comment on it stopping shaking but atleast they will be able to look over it and check the tracking.

Still baffle'd why they done the tracking in the 1st place.
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#409337 - 20th May 2010 1:18am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: MrPhil]
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They called it 4 wheel laser alignment

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#409338 - 20th May 2010 1:26am Re: Stearing Wheel Not Straight/Car Shaking [Re: dannysayer]
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4 wheel laser alignment costs 50 from Buckley Tyres, thats the only place local who does proper 4 wheel tracking.

Top Gear are good for part worns but tracking is a no no.

Not sure on the name of the place but it's the 1st garage after the new inspirations place.
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