Your questions answered

META DESC: Replacing a wheel bearing could affect the alignment of your wheels. Luckily, Tyre Smart are here to help.

There are optimal times for wheel alignment to be carried out – so is after the replacement of a wheel bearing one of them? Here is everything you need to know.

How bearings affect wheel alignment

As a leading provider of wheel alignment services in Essex, we are often asked if an alignment needs to be carried out if a wheel bearing has been replaced. Our answer is clear: yes! Wheel bearings are subject to wear and tear, and they can be affected by rust and grease build-up. If you had your wheels aligned while your old bearings were in place, a new set of bearings can throw that existing wheel alignment out of the window.

Better safe than sorry

Some people are tempted to skip a wheel alignment after having their bearings replaced. Whether you have replaced the bearings on just one wheel or all of them, any adjustments of that nature mean that your car’s current wheel alignment may no longer be optimal. Poor wheel alignment can lead to uneven or rapid tire wear, the steering wheel being crooked, a squealing noise coming from your tyres, or the vehicle pulling to the left or right. These issues can lead to you needing to replace your tyres at best and getting into an accident at worst.

Our view is this: a wheel alignment is always going to be a more cost-effective option, especially when compared to the hefty price of new tyres for your car. It will also be much cheaper than having to cover the cost of damage to your vehicle or having to replace a whole new car. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind!

Find out more today

Here at Tyre Smart, we carry out wheel alignment on all kinds of motors – including classic, race, lowered, custom, and drift cars. So, no matter what kind of car you own, our experienced team will be able to get to work right away. So don’t delay – get in touch today!

Clare Louise