Do your wheels need balancing?
Ensuring that your car’s weight is equally distributed across its four wheels is something worth checking regularly.
Shifts in weight as well as wear and tear take place over time, which is why experts recommend that you check your car’s wheel balance every 10,000km, or every time you change and rotate your tyres – or hit a pothole.
Let Autoworks take care of this for you on your next visit to our Benfleet or Southend centre. Book an appointment with our team or give us a call today for more information.
WHY IS WHEEL BALANCING SO IMPORTANT?
Your car’s four tyres entirely support your car’s body. When they’re balanced, your tyres can spin easily and smoothly at very high speeds. In time, your tyres will wear down creating a subtle imbalance. This is normal and will happen in any car, no matter the price of its tyres.
If you ignore this problem beyond the recommended servicing period, you decrease your tyre’s lifespan causing your steering wheel and seat to vibrate or shake at high speeds.
If you frequently travel long distances at high speeds, you’ll notice an imbalance even sooner. Often an imbalance is misdiagnosed by drivers as being a wheel alignment issue. This could lead to expensive repairs down the line or, in the worst case scenario, an accident.
With wheel balancing being as simple as it is, there’s no reason not to do it.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN AUTOWORKS WHEEL BALANCING
When your wheels are balanced, our team will check air pressure and valve stem, which will be replaced if a defect is found.
Special testing equipment will determine the severity of the imbalance. Once the problem is rectified by attaching wheel balancing weights to the wheels, they’ll be returned to the testing equipment and spun again to determine if there is balance. The process will continue until your tyres are perfectly balanced
Wheel balancing only solves weight imbalance problems and does not affect problems with your tyres’ structure.
Physical irregularities like radial run-out or in other words an ‘out of shape tyre’ will mean you need to replace the defective tyres.
Our team will be on hand to immediately help you with any problems like these.