TIRE BALANCING – WHEEL BALANCING – HOW TO AVOID COSTLY UNEVEN TIRE WEAR
Valley Automotive Auto Repair Transmission & Auto Body Shop EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF TIRE BALANCING AND HOW TO AVOID COSTLY UNEVEN TIRE WEAR
THE IMPORTANCE OF TIRE BALANCING AND HOW TO AVOID COSTLY UNEVEN TIRE WEAR
AVOID COSTLY AND UNEVEN TIRE WEAR WITH PROPER WHEEL AND TIRE BALANCING
Every time a tire is mounted onto a wheel – and then onto your car’s axle – the tire has to be balanced. Tire balancing is a process where a piece of equipment – a tire balancing machine – determines where additional weight should be added to your tire to make it rotate without vibration.
It’s important to know that as little as ¼ ounce difference in weight around the wheel. You’re probably asking “Why worry about that small amount of weight on a car tire or wheel?
The facts are that your wheel travels at fairly high speeds – rotating several hundred times per minute. That small – often thought of as insignificant amount of weight – created enough moment to cause serious damage.
Then multiply that by four wheels – and result could be very dangerous.
Tires and wheels that are not properly balanced could cause annoying vibration – but what’s worse is that unbalanced tire can lead to more costly damage and repairs.
Unbalanced tires put uneven pressure on the treads of the tire. As you drive, the tires get too hot in some spots – and that causes uneven tire wear.
Tires that are not properly balanced can also strain the wheel bearings and some of the suspension components of your car.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET TIRES BALANCED – AUTO REPAIR HENDERSON NV 98011
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TIRES SHOULD BE BALANCED? WONDERING “HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET TIRES BALANCED?
Understand that tire balancing isn’t a “one and done” service. The moment you drive away from the service station that just balanced your tires – the newly balanced tires begin getting out of balance again.
That’s because every corner, bump and turn can effect tire balance. Over time, your tires will get out of balance again, no matter how carefully you drive.
For those reasons, it’s important to have your tires balanced on a regular basis.
Under typical use and driving conditions, it’s a good idea to have your tires rotated and balanced every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. In addition to that, your tires should be balanced any time a tire is replaced or when a leak is repaired or patched.
WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS THAT MY TIRES AREN’T BALANCED?
Tire balance is typically not something you can check visually. However, should you begin to notice uneven wear on your tires, it’s an indication that tire balance should be checked and corrected.
Additionally, in most cases, an unbalanced tire will produce a vibration at speeds of over 40 mph. The vibration becomes even more noticeable if the unbalanced tire is on the front of the car.
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