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Why Wheel Balancing is Important

Wheel balancing is just another great service we provide at Affordable Auto Service. Wheel balancing is important because it keeps your tires, bearings and suspension system in order.

See, when a wheel is set onto the axle with a new tire, it needs to have its weight evenly distributed around the axle. Our wheel balance can measure exactly how the weight is distributed and can determine where any offsetting weights need to be placed.

Problems With Uneven Wheels

Significant problems can develop over time even if your wheels are only slightly out of balance, including:

  • Uneven pressure on your tires, which wears them out quicker and can leave you susceptible to blowout.
  • Increased wear and tear on your wheel bearings.
  • Extra stress on your car’s suspension, which can lead to a bumpier ride.

Wheel Balancing

The problem with imbalanced wheels is that they can be tough to detect. If your wheels are significantly out of balance, you’ll likely notice that your car seems to vibrate at faster speeds. If you believe there’s something wrong with your wheel balance, you’ll want to get it serviced immediately, which brings us to our next point.

When To Check Your Wheel Balance

Similar to oil changes, wheel balancing is something you should check on a regular basis. As we mentioned in a previous post, you’ll want to get in the habit of rotating your tires, and as a result, balancing your wheels, every other time you take your car in for an oil change, Typically you change your oil every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, so try to have your wheels balanced every 10,000 miles.


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