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Wheel balance refers to the proper distribution of weight around a revolving tire and wheel assembly. Poor wheel balance can have a marked impact on both your car and your safety. Wheel balancing provides a smooth ride and assures even tire wear by properly adjusting the wheel weight distribution around the vehicle. Wheel balancing is different from wheel alignment, which relates to the angle of your wheels and their relation to the ground.
Signs wheel balancing is necessary:
- Excessive vibration is the steering wheel at certain speeds
- Floorboard vibration when certain speeds are reached
- Cupped wear pattern in tire treads
Our expert technicians will:
- Inspect tread wear for signs of improper balance
- Mount wheels on a balancing machine
- Balance tires to eliminate or substantially reduce vibration
If you are experiencing extreme vibration in your vehicle's handling, let our professionals provide you with experienced wheel balancing services. We will properly balance your tires and have you riding smoothly again in no time. Contact us today to set an appointment.
Why is wheel balancing necessary?
Wheel balancing is particularly important in today’s vehicles, which are being designed to be lighter weight. The heavier weight of older models actually helped smooth out the ride by suppressing vibrations before they were felt. Modern tire design is another factor that may lead to balance issues. Typically, more responsive tires with lower profiles are being used to answer the demand for style and performance. The slightest imbalance can be felt in most modern vehicles.
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