Tyres that are not balanced or are
out of balance generally produce a vibration that is uncomfortable
to drive in and results in premature wearing of suspension and steering
components, rotating parts and tyres.
Correctly balanced tyres help to eliminate vibration
and avoid premature wear caused by an imbalance in the rotating tyre
and tyre assembly.
The first sign that your tyres may be out of balance
is when your steering tyre starts to wobble above a certain speed.
The light weight of modern cars means that they don't dampen down
the vibrations caused by spinning tyres in the way that older, heavier
A driver may not always sense an imbalance at the
steering tyre. It could be present with but dampened by the vehicle
weight. This is why balancing is equally important for both front
and rear tyres.
Tyres are balanced on a tyre balancing machine. The
machine rotates the tyre and tyre assembly and automatically calculates
the weight and location of the balance counter weight.
As a result of tyre balancing, you should notice
a smoother ride and better wear from your tyres, again saving you
time and money.