TYRE & AUTO offers its customers tyre and wheel balancing for all vehicle categories: cars, motorbikes, light trucks and trucks. alancing after mounting new tyres is necessary as tyres never have a perfect weight distribution.
What is Tyre Balancing and Why is it necessary ?
When an object spins as quickly as a tire does, even a slight difference in weight on some part of the object (a heavy spot) can affect its operation. In fact, it takes only a quarter of an ounce of extra weight on any part of a tire to throw it out of balance!
Tires can have “heavy spots” for a few reasons:
Blemishes or other acceptable variations in the tyre’s sidewall or tread
Repair work: patches and plugs
Uneven tread wear on one side of the tyre
They can all affect a tire’s weight and throw it out of balance. That’s why accurate tyre balancing is necessary for your vehicle to perform its best.
Here’s a good rule to keep in mind: whenever you have your oil changed, ask us to check your tires for balance, and then rotate them. Unbalanced tires can also cause excessive wear on your shocks, struts, and other steering and suspension components. By balancing and rotation as scheduled maintenance, you will not only extend the service life of your tyres, but your vehicle’s related parts and systems as well.
When combined with proper wheel alignment, tire balancing improves your vehicle’s ride, handling, efficiency, service life and safety.
Effects of bad tyre balancing
Balancing tyres helps to prevent steering wheel vibration and uneven tyre wear. Moreover, after a shock, your driving comfort is no longer the same and balancing can be impacted.
Wrong tyre balancing can lead to the following issues:
Wear of suspension and components of the vehicle
Wear of management boards
Premature and uneven wear of the tyres
Reduced tyre lifetime
Increase in fuel consumption
Vibration of the wheelchair or on the rim of the vehicle while driving
In case of an impact on a pavement, the weight of your wheel can be distributed unevenly. If you notice any problem, it is a good idea to check balance and parallelism of the wheels.
When to check tyre balancing?
TYRE & AUTO Point S recommends to balance the rear wheels as well as the front wheels to protect your tyres from wear and optimize their lifetime. Tyres and wheels should be checked and balanced every 20,000 km and every time a tyre is repaired, replaced or fitted. Make an appointment with our experts or visit your nearest TYRE & AUTO Point S center to get your tyres balanced properly.