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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

Good price and honest advice. Always go there

gary loynes - March 2017

Efficient, friendly service. Fixed 2 punctured tyres for me and got me back on the road. Definitely using Star Tyres in the future.

Jason - December 2016

Booked online out of my office hours and selected a Saturday fitting. Turned up and my tyres were sitting there ready and the guys had my tyres fitted quickly even thou the depot was busy. 5 stars!

Andy Smith - December 2015

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Opening hours
Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday: 08:30 - 15:30
Sunday: Closed
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Areas served around Rainham:

Barking, Navestock, Romford, Stapleford Tawney, Wennington, & all surrounding areas. Also all RM postcodes including RM1, Abridge, Ardleigh Green, Aveley, Becontree, Becontree Heath, Chadwell Heath, Collier Row, Dagenham, Elm Park, Elmpark, Gidea Park, Goodmayes, Grays, Greater London, Hainault, Harold Hill, Harold Park, Harold Wood, Havering-atte-Bower, Heath Park, Hornchurch, Little Heath, Marks Gate, Noak Hill, Purfleet, Rainham, Rise Park, RM10, RM11, RM12, RM13, RM14, RM15, RM16, RM17, RM18, RM19, RM2, RM20, RM3, RM4, RM5, RM6, RM7, RM8, RM9, Rush Green, South Stifford, Stapleford Abbots, Tilbury, Upminster, West Thurrock

Other services offered by Star Tyre Services Ltd:

Batteries, Batteries, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems), Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment, Wheel Balance Check, Computerised Wheel Balancing, Four Wheel Laser Alignment, Light Commercial Tyres, New Tyres, Run Flat Tyres, Winter Tyres

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