Tire balancing is a crucial part of tire maintenance for your vehicle.
You’re driving down the road and you notice your car is shaking or wobbling. While you may not think it’s a big deal, it could mean your tires are out of balance. Knowing the pros and cons of tire balancing can make all the difference between a smooth, safe ride and premature tread wear or even a blow out.
Tire Balancing at a Glance
Your tires are not perfectly round. While you probably can’t tell just by looking at them, you can feel it when your car starts to vibrate as you drive down the road. To fix the weight imbalance, wheel weights are attached in the right spots of the wheel. Those wheel weights bring the wheel back into balance, which makes it spin without shaking or wobbling. Evenly distributing the weight is called tire balancing.
When your tires are balanced, you’ll evenly cruise down the road without your car shaking. Unbalanced tires can make your tire tread wear unevenly. This can lead to having to replace your tires long before you should actually need to. It can also lead to suspension and wheel bearing issues, as well as less traction and control of your vehicle.
Pros and Cons of Tire Balancing
When it comes to the cons of tire balancing, it all really comes down to money. Yes, you have to pay to have your tires balanced. However, you’ll be paying for so much more if you don’t get them balanced. You’ll have to pay for new tires when the tread wears out before it really should. You’ll have to pay for suspension and wheel bearing work. You’ll also have your safety to consider. In the end, investing in caring for your tires and having them balanced will lead to all the pros.
With balanced tires, you’ll have a safer, smoother ride. No more vibrating or shaking as you’re driving down the road. Your tires will last longer. You’ll have better traction and better control of your vehicle.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand you want the safest ride on the best tires. That’s why we offer trusted brands like Goodyear, Cooper Tire, BFGoodrich and more at our tire shop and online. Our automotive service center offers top tire service for your vehicle, such as tire rotation, wheel alignments and more. We’re not just a tire repair shop; we offer other auto repair services, too. Request a quote online or call 1-800-365-9936 to schedule an appointment at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet.