Don’t be Caught Off-Balance
Picture your washing machine. If the clothes collect on one side of the tub during the rinse cycle, that tub will begin to spin in an oval pattern, rather than a tightly focused circular motion. The machine will be thrown out of balance, it may bounce a bit, and it won’t operate efficiently. This is basically what happens when your car’s wheels are unbalanced. A heavy spot of just a quarter of an ounce can throw a tire and wheel out of balance and lead to vibrations, poor handling, lower gas mileage, uneven tire wear, and, yes, even bouncing.
We balance your wheels by applying metal weights to the rim of each wheel to counter any heavy spots and create even weight distribution throughout the entire wheel. This will help your vehicle roll down the road smoother and more efficiently.
When Should You Have Your Wheels Balanced?
You should have your wheels balanced when:
- Your vehicle shakes or bounces at certain speeds.
- The steering wheel vibrates while driving.
- Your tires are replaced or repaired.
- Your tires are rotated.
- You hit a curb or pothole.
- It’s been more than 8,000 miles since the last balance.