A good driving experience begins with safe and accurate steering and wheel alignment, without effective steering you may not be able to manoeuvre quickly enough to avoid oncoming hazards. The steering on a car should drive without dragging off-course and should not vibrate or wobble. The steering wheel should also respond quickly to touch and be easily steered without much resistance.
If your wheel alignment is not as it should be, you may notice that you are slightly off centre when driving straight, your car is veering to the left or right, or the tread on your tyres are uneven. In some extreme cases, you may also notice that your steering column is shaking. If you are noticing any of these signs then a steering check or wheel alignment would be advisable.
|Make||Avg. price||Min - max|
|Audi||£ 595||£ 235 - £ 1,373||Get quotes|
|BMW||£ 250||£ 231 - £ 267||Get quotes|
|Ford||£ 301||£ 127 - £ 690||Get quotes|
|Honda||£ 95||£ 75 - £ 111||Get quotes|
|Mazda||£ 211||£ 176 - £ 363||Get quotes|
|Mercedes-Benz||£ 462||£ 431 - £ 490||Get quotes|
|Peugeot||£ 148||£ 75 - £ 204||Get quotes|
|Renault||£ 192||£ 135 - £ 237||Get quotes|
|Vauxhall||£ 286||£ 60 - £ 426||Get quotes|
|Volkswagen||£ 75||£ 72 - £ 75||Get quotes|
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Slippery roads or not, driving should always be as skid-resistant as possible, having the steering and wheels aligned correctly will reduce the chances of skidding. However, it's not just wheel alignment and tracking that reduces skidding, you should also be aware of the tie rod ends, ball joints, front wheel bearings, the rack and pinion unit, track control arms or strut inserts. It is advisable to check for worn or defective parts and areas periodically, as they can easily damage through wear and tear damage. If you suspect any problems with your steering , wheel alignment or see any wear and tear it's recommended that you have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
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Steering is one of the most important controls on your car; when it goes wrong, you need to have it fixed right away. Heavy steering and vibrations through the steering wheel of your BMW, Volkswagen, Renault or Kia are just two indicators that something isn’t right. Pulling to one side of the road or noticing that the steering wheel isn’t centred when travelling along a straight road are also indicators there is a problem with the steering in your Ford, Vauxhall, Nissan or Peugeot. Potholed road surfaces, unevenly worn tyres and poor wheel alignment can all cause problems with your steering.