Maintaining the tire balance on your vehicle is critical to receiving satisfactory service from your tire investment. In addition to a providing a smooth ride, balancing is a key component in tire wear.
An alignment allows your car or truck, to move in a straight line and keeps your tires from premature wear-out. When you have your car aligned, the front tires, and in some cases the back, are set at specific angles provided by the manufacture. This procedure assures that your car runs straight and true and that the tires get the best possible wear combined with regular tire rotations. Your tires can be knocked out of alignment by hitting a large pothole, hitting a curb, anything that would strike the tires.
How do I know if I need my wheels balanced?
Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. One section of your tire is heavier than the other because it’s endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road. Come in for prompt, professional service—most people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes. Look for these signs, and if you find either one, come see us:
- Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires.
- Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds.