Like a tire rotation, wheel balancing is essential for extending the life of your tires improving fuel efficiency and overall driver safety. Tire Works offers wheel and tire balancing at all of our locations.
How Are Wheel Balanced
Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the “heavy spot”—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.
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. Look to see if one section of your tire is heavier than the other. This happens when the wheel has s endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road.
Look For These Warning Signs As Well
- Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires
- Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboards
If you notice any of the signs above, get an inspection from a Tire Works professional. Make an appointment today.