Wheel balancing is the process of equalizing the weight of the combined tyre and wheel assembly so that it spins smoothly at high speed.
Take your car for a straight line open road drive. Does the steering wheel have a slight ‘wobble’ at certain speeds as you accelerate, or do you feel a vibration in the floor? If so, your wheels might need a balance. If left unchecked, imbalanced wheels can cause irregular wear on the tyres, costing you money as you will have to replace certain tyres prematurely.
Our team will balance your new tyres when fitted, however over time an imbalance can occur as your tyres wear. An occasional open road drive check is the key to ensuring you discover any imbalance as soon as possible. If your car is primarily used for round town driving, an occasional open road drive is also good for the engine.
Well balanced wheels will not only save you money in the long term on your tyres, they will also ensure a smooth ride, can reduce motion sickness, will assist with fuel economy and will minimise stress and wear on the steering, drive and suspension parts of your car.