Just as humans need balance for longer life, so does your vehicle. Our shop provides one of the best services on wheel balancing Brisbane has to offer.
What is wheel balance?
A wheel balancing or tyre balancing is the process of equalizing the weight of the combined tyre and wheel assembly so that it spins smoothly at high speed. In our shop, our experts put the wheel/tyre assembly on a balancer, which centers the wheel and spins it to determine where the weights should go. There are two types of wheel balancing, static and dynamic. Static means an object is stationary. There are three different types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial.
Do I really need to?
Our expert advice is YES! Wheel balancing is necessary because wheels lose their balance over time. Factors concerning the weight distribution of your vehicle, road conditions, and tread wear can cause an unevenness in the tyres, which can then lead to further uneven tread wear and make it unsafe to drive. Even worse, they can also cause damage to other parts of your vehicle. For example, driving with tyres that aren’t properly balanced puts undue stress on your shocks, bearings, and wheel assembly. That is long term damage to your car.
How much does a wheel alignment and balance cost?
The average wheel alignment and balancing should cost are inexpensive maintenance costs for your vehicle. You can call us at 07 3172 5559 and we can talk about your car brand and model.
How to tell if a wheel is out of balance?
The common signs of out-of-balance tyres are:
- uneven and faster tread wear
- poor fuel economy
- vibration in the steering wheel, floorboard
- Or seat that gets worse at faster speeds.
Ideally, when all areas of the wheel-tyre unit are as equal in weight as possible, the tyre will roll smoothly.
What are the three main causes of bad wheel alignment?
- Sudden jarring or heavy impact caused by hitting something, such as a pothole, bumping a curb, or a road accident;
- Worn parts caused by wear and tear; and
- Height modification when the suspension has not been changed to suit.
Visit us for a quick check-up of your vehicle. Our associates will give you expert advice to improve the performance and prolong the useful life and efficiency of your car.
See you today!