Wheel balancing is a fine tune for your wheel tyre. It makes sure that weight is evenly distributed around the entire circumference of the unit.
It is integral to smooth driving, safety, tyre wear, and stability and allows the tyres to spin without causing vibrations. Wheel balancing is the compensation for weight imbalances in the tyre wheel.
The common symptoms of out-of-balance tyres are uneven and faster tread wear, poor fuel economy, and vibration in the steering wheel, the floorboard or the seat that gets worse at faster speeds.
On average, you should have your balancing checked every 5,000 – 6,000 kilometres and automatically every time you change to new tyres.
Once you observe any of these symptoms, you can contact your technician or visit any of our AutoFast networks where technicians will help with your wheel balancing.
Wheel balancing and wheel alignment are aspects that should be given due consideration. They contribute significantly to the lifespan of a tyre and are crucial to road safety.
Here are the dangers of driving unbalanced wheels:
- Unbalanced wheels increase the need for extra energy when driving and can cut down on the mileage of the vehicle.
- If wheels are not properly aligned, it can lead to premature wearing of the tyres.
- Steering components can be damaged while other parts can be badly affected in extreme cases.
- Unbalanced wheels can place much stress on the wheel bearing and the suspension components.
- Once these symptoms are identified, approaching a professional technician is the best bet and our AutoFast professionals are right here to serve you the best way.