Tire Rotation and Balance
If you want to get the performance, ride comfort, safety and tread wear that you expect your tires to deliver, start by investing in a quality engineer tire. A key factor in tire quality is uniformity and it’s the measure of how even and round a tire is manufactured. A tire with good uniformity or construction can help achieve one of the key aims of any tire design; even weight distribution.
Imperfections in weight distribution can significantly affect the vehicle’s overall ride and handling characteristics. One type of imbalance known as the static creates a vertical vibration or hop. The other type of imbalance called dynamic creates a side to side vibration or wobbling. By properly balancing the tire and wheel combination, it is possible to counteract the forces causing this vibration.
Balancing tires and wheels will minimize the forces that cause vibration and harshness in your vehicle. When balancing your tire, our technician will place counterweights on the wheel to offset any imbalance. By spinning the wheel at high speed during the dynamic balance procedure, the technician will determine precisely how much counterweight is needed and where on the wheel to place the weights.
Considering the cost of new tires, having your tires balanced periodically is a small investment that pays big dividends immediately and over the life of the tires. A number of factors such as tires that are not properly inflated regularly rotated, cause uneven tread wear which in turn generates vibration from your tires and should be done very time you buy a new set of tires.
Even after balancing tires by our experts, care must be taken during daily driving to avoid incidents that can cause your tires and wheels to become unbalanced.
Tire rotation and balance services include;
- Checking the tire pressure and inflate/deflate to recommended PSI
- Inspect tires to identify visible damage or abnormal wear patterns
- Rotate tires according to pattern recommended by the manufacturer
- Installing lug nuts/bolts to the proper torque specifications