Wheel Balance

Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. 

When new tires are mounted onto a wheel, there are usually small weight variations in one part of the tire relative to the other parts. At certain speeds, this imbalance causes the tire to vibrate up and down, shaking the vehicle and often causing a vibration in the steering wheel. In order to correct this unbalance within the weight of the tire and the weight of the wheel, it is necessary to correct the balance by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the "heavy spot"—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.

If your vehicle is vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph, then chances are your wheel is out of balance. One section of your tire is heavier than the other because it's endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road.

Here in Autoservicios Ensenada, you can get a prompt, professional service regarding your wheel balance—most people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes.

If you find that your tire is scalloped or has an erratic wear pattern, and/or if it is vibrating at certain speeds, then come see us to get your tires balanced.

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