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Wheel Balancing

Wheel balancing is to make sure the weight of the wheel and tyre is even around the axle.

The wheel balance is checked on a special machine that is able to detect a very small difference in weight around the wheel. In order to balance the tyres, the tyre technician places tiny weights at specific points around the wheel.

Poorly balanced wheels can cause serious vibration and if this is occurring in all four wheels can make the car unstable and “wobble” a great deal. The uneven pressure exerted on the tyres tread can also cause uneven wear reducing tyre life and can put added strain on the vehicle’s suspension system.

With roads being subject to more traffic and “bumpier” in many cases it is vital to keep regular checks upon the balance of the wheels.

Call into our depots for more information.