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Places that specialise in tyres generally do it, and so should most garages. Don't let them try and quote a price on anything else though as some places may have job targets.

And yes, its most likely the tracking.
 

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Places that specialise in tyres generally do it, and so should most garages. Don't let them try and quote a price on anything else though as some places may have job targets.

And yes, its most likely the tracking.

Yeah, I had mine done at a KwikFit a few weeks ago (i'd been driving a lot and it was getting on my tits)

They tried to convince me I needed a new clutch as well. I told them where to put their clutch
 

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Yeah, tis a pain! I've not experienced being ripped off before but i've heard a few stories!

The tyre place by me is decent enough and charges £20 for tracking and £9 for wheel balancing.

To add to my previous post, the wheel balancing is also another thing probably worth checking if you feel the steering wobbling a bit.
 

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£18 or £20 sounds about right. Hopefully it's fixable for that. Though dodgy brakes, a flat tyre, or damaged suspension could cause pulling too.
DIY tracking is next to impossible. Not completely though. ;)
 

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my tracking is way out i have to drive steering to the right constantly how can i change this and isit definatly the tracking?

It's hard to say without seeing the car but you may have a broken spring, bent bottom arm, worn tyre, etc.

It needs to be on the ramp for a full inspection and with the gauges on to see how far its out.

Bodyshops also do tracking if you don't like fast fit centres, but if anything is worn or bent tracking alone will not sort it.
 

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ok doing this for a living only if a wheel need re tracking it should be a 5 pound per wheel get some on to look at tyre wear first then re balance the wheels before they do the tracking also look at tyre pressure as well and use a good place as i now track rods on my car were nackerd
 

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ok doing this for a living only if a wheel need re tracking it should be a 5 pound per wheel get some on to look at tyre wear first then re balance the wheels before they do the tracking also look at tyre pressure as well and use a good place as i now track rods on my car were nackerd
' If a wheel needs tracking it should be 5 pound per wheel' ?? That doesn't sound right to me dude.
I worked for 3 different Tyre companies in Kent over a period of 10 years.
'Tracking' can only mean wheel alignment, and this involves BOTH front wheels, and sometimes the rears as well if the whole vehicle is checked. There ought to be a set fee, usually between £15 to £25 for adjusting the car, and hopefully no charge if adjustment's not needed.
Track adustment will almost always involve adjusting both track rods, in order to keep the steering centralized.
I agree with balance checking but not until after the alignment is checked, because the vehicle's suspension should remain undisturbed by jacking up, to allow the best accuracy for the alignment gear.
 
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