What Is a Wheel Balance?
If one section of a wheel or tyre is heavier than the other areas that tyre will rotate unevenly, or be out of balance. In order to balance a wheel we use a special computer operated balancing machine which pinpoints exactly where any extra weight is on your tyre or wheel and then place special counterweights on the opposing side - thus balancing the weight around the wheel giving you a smoother safer ride. Having balanced tyres will extend the life of your tyres and increase their performance and your vehicles safety.
How do I know when Do I Need My Wheels Balanced?
- If your car or steering is wobbling, vibrating or your tyres are noisy.
- Whenever you replace your tyres.
- Whenever you rotate your tyres
If your tyres make strange noises or your steering is feeling a little shaky- it could mean you need a tyre re-balance or it could be a different issue altogether. The only way to properly diagnose steering issues in your vehicle is to speak to an expert.
Athena Automatics are experts at wheel balancing, alignment and diagnosis of steering issues.
If you have an issue with your vehicle call us today or fill in our handy contact form and one of our friendly staff will contact you to answer your questions.
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