Tyre Care

Wheel Balancing

What is Wheel Balancing ?

It is the imbalance between the two tires either on the front or the rear . Out-of-balance tires will cause a car to vibrate at certain speeds, usually between 50 and 70 mph. A tire is out of balance when one section of the tire is heavier than the others. One ounce of imbalance on a front tire is enough to cause a noticeable vibration in the steering wheel at about 60 mph. To balance a wheel, the technician will mount it on a balancing machine which spins the wheel to locate the heavier part. He will then compensate for the heavy part by attaching a lead weight on the opposite side. Many people are pleasantly surprised at how smooth their car drives after balancing all four wheels.

The symptoms of a wheel that is out of balance are:
  • Vibration in the steering wheel at certain highway speeds.
  • Vibration in the seat or floorboard at certain highway speeds.

Why you should do Wheel balancing ?

  • Wheel balancing improvises your driving experience. It increases the life of your tire.
  • Your car Drives smooth even at higher speed.
  • It prevents vehicle from skidding & prevents any accidents cause because of less control on tires!
  • It provides better Steering angle
  • The traction between the road and wheel is appropriate

Wheel Alignment

What is Wheel Alignment?

wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is maximum tire life and a vehicle that tracks straight and true when driving along a straight and level road

Symptoms of Wheel Alignment :
  • Uneven or rapid tire wear.
  • Pulling or drifting away from a straight line.
  • Wandering on a straight level road.
  • Spokes of the steering wheel off to one side while driving on a straight and level road.

Why Should we get Wheels Aligned ?

Wheels that are not aligned tend to drift away on one side or do not drive in a straight line , which cause a problem. Wheel Alignment also checks if your wheels are over or under inflated, thus helping know periodically if your wheels are doing just fine.