|Tire Balance Service
Check Every 6,000 Miles
Want to save money on car repairs and costly emergencies?
Make it a point to schedule into your calendar a regualar booster check for your car.
Balancing your tires is important. If overlooked, unbalanced tires can lead to uneven wear, vibration and potentially unsafe driving conditions. Our technicians can help determine whether your tires need to be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.
Getting your tires balanced can mean:
• Smoother ride - Increased Comfort - Less driver fatigue - Enhanced tire wear
Referred to as tire unbalance or imbalance, describes the distribution of mass within an automobile tire and/or the wheel to which it is attached.
When the tire rotates, asymmetries of mass cause the wheel to wobble. This wobbling can give rise toride disturbances, usually vertical and lateral vibrations. The ride disturbance due to unbalance usually increases with speed. Vehicle suspensions can be excited by tire unbalance forces when the speed of the wheel reaches a point that its rotating frequency equals the suspension’s resonant frequency. Tires are inspected in factories and repair shops by two methods: static balancers and dynamic balancers. Tires with high unbalance forces are downgraded or rejected. When tires are fitted to wheels at the point of sale, they are measured again, and correction weights are applied to counteract the combined effect of the tire and wheel unbalance.
Worn tires don't help any time of year, least of all in winter weather.
Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. It's a good idea to check tire pressures once a month. Let the tires "cool down" before checking the pressure.
Don't forget to rotate your tires, too! Make sure you have a spare and that the jack is in good condition.
Wheel alignment is the position of your wheels relative to your vehicle. When properly aligned, your wheels will point in the same direction as the vehicle. To maintain proper control of your car, you must keep your wheels in proper alignment. Otherwise, steering will become difficult, your tires will wear unevenly and your fuel economy will decrease.
An alignment check includes:
• Inspection of the steering and suspension components
• Examination of the tires for size, inflation and wear
• Comparison of your alignment to vehicle manufacturer guidelines