Tyre balancing compensates for the weight of the tyre and wheel assembly after the tire is mounted. A wheel is out of balance when one area is heavier or lighter than the rest. The result? Bouncing or wobbling, which can decrease treadwear, increase vibration and cause stress on your vehicle. The cure? Correction weights are added to counterbalance the tires.
You should also make sure that your vehicle’s suspension is properly aligned. Otherwise, your tyres will ride at an angle and wear unevenly, and you may experience handling problems. A vehicle can become misaligned gradually over time, or suddenly when you hit a bump or pothole.
When To Balance?
- A tyre is replaced
- A balance weight is moved or removed
- You purchase new tyres