What is Tire Balance?
Wheel Balance is often confused with wheel alignment. Wheel alignment and Tire Balance are two totally different things, but many people often get them confused. A Wheel Alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other Wheel Balancing, on the other hand allows the tires and wheels to spin without causing any vibrations. This is accomplished by checking for any heavy spots on the wheel-tire combination and compensating for it by placing a measured lead weight on the opposite site of the wheel from where the heavy spot is.
When is a Wheel Balance Necessary?
Are you feeling a vibration that comes and goes depending on the speed of the vehicle? If so, this could be a tire balance problem.
The symptoms of a wheel that is out of balance are:
- Vibration in the steering wheel at certain highway speeds can be a tire balance
- Vibration in the seat or floorboard at certain highway speeds.
- Scalloped or cupped wear pattern on the tires can be a wheel balance or alignment
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