Know the signs of an unbalanced tire and learn why tire balancing is an essential part of tire maintenance.
Tire balancing is one of the most important parts of keeping your tires in good shape. When you drive on unbalanced tires, you’re wasting money and putting yourself in potential danger. Plus, unbalanced tires can lead to other problems with your steering and suspension. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can know the signs of an unbalanced tire.
Excessive and Uneven Tread Wear
When you have unbalanced tires, the tire tread will wear out more quickly than it normally should. It will also wear unevenly. You’ll have to replace your tires sooner than you would normally have to. Unbalanced tires with uneven tread wear can lead to a blow out or flat tire.
If your entire vehicle is shaking, that’s another sign of an unbalanced tire. Specific parts of your vehicle can shake, too. If your steering wheel is shaking, your front tires may be unbalanced. Unbalanced rear tires can cause your seat to shake. Not only does the vibration make for an uncomfortable ride, it’s also bad for your vehicle.
Decreased Fuel Economy
If you notice that you’re using more fuel than normal, it could be a sign of unbalanced tires. Of course, it also depends on the type of vehicle you drive, and the speed you typically drive at. You’ll have better fuel economy if you drive at lower speeds.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we strive to give you the safest ride at a genuine value. That’s why we offer tire balancing at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Our tire service doesn’t stop with tire balancing. We offer tire repair, passenger and light truck tire mounting and more. For all your auto and tire repair shop needs, request a quote online or call 1-800-365-9936 to schedule an appointment at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet.