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Brakes are an integral component in any vehicle, if you are worried about the performance of your brakes or would like them checked over before making a long journey then Omnius are here to help. It’s important to keep your brakes in top condition, as soon as you notice your brakes aren’t performing as well as they once did – get in touch with one of our qualified mechanics and we’ll recommend the best way forward. From brake discs to calipers to pads we can replace and fit brakes on any vehicle regardless of the make and model. We can even fully rebuild your brakes if your vehicle requires it. Book your vehicle into Omnius today and have one of our professionals give your brakes a thorough look over. Once we have been over your brakes we can provide you with advice and explain what options are available to you.
Wheel alignment plays an important part in your vehicles performance. When a vehicles suspension is out of alignment it can lead to uneven wear on your tires which means you will need to replace them more regularly. It can also cause your vehicle to pull to the left or right which compromises your control and handling of the vehicle. Properly aligning your vehicles wheels involves checking the direction and angle of the wheels and correcting misaligned positions. The misalignment positions are described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber, positive caster or negative caster. The image below should further describes the misaligned positions compared to the 0° images which show how aligned wheels should look.
How do I know if my wheels need aligning?
- Your car will pull to the left or right
- The front end of your vehicle is shimmying, this usually happens after hitting a bump.
- Your steering wheel will no longer line up straight.
- Your tires will show signs of uneven wear.
If you notice any of the above while driving your vehicle get in touch with Omnius as soon as possible so one of our skilled mechanics can perform checks on your vehicle and correct any misalignments. Our custom workshop has the latest equipment in two and four wheel alignment technology. Book your vehicle in today to ensure a safer running vehicle with longer lasting tires – All Makes & Models Welcome!
UK law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. This means fitting the correct tires to your vehicle and ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure (psi). Your tyres must have a minimum depth of 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of tread around the circumference of each tyre. For your safety it is recommended that you replace your tires before they reach the legal limit. Vehicle manufacturers typically recommend replacing your tyres when they reach 3mm as beyond this point you risk longer stopping times in wet conditions. For example, at 1.6mm it takes an additional two car lengths to stop at 50mph than compared to 3mm. At Omnius we offer a tyre replacement service to order, most items being delivered same day or within 24 hours if ordered in the morning. When ordering wheel or tyres make sure to double check that you are giving us the correct sizes, many newer performance cars have different wheel and tyre sizes front and rear – please bear this in mind before ordering. See the image opposite for where to find your tyre size. Alternatively, you can order the tyres yourself through mytyres.co.uk, where we are a registered partner garage. Just select us from the partner garage page when entering your delivery details during the checkout process and give us a call to let us know! If you wish to order your tyres from a different distributor, you can still input our address as follows if you wish to have your tyres delivered directly to us: Omnius Automotive Units 4-5 Bonnybridge Industrial Estate Murnin Road Bonnybridge FK4 2BW