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Tag: Wheel Maintenance

Pros and Cons of Tire Balancing

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(…)

Use Wheel Cleaner To Remove Brake Dust

Over time, semi-metallic brake pads create dust that sticks to your wheels. This can dull the shine of your wheels or turn them black. If you want to clean the brake dust off of your wheels, you’ll need some wheel cleaner. You should also wear some latex, rubber, or nitrile gloves┬áto protect your skin if the wheel cleaner says to avoid skin contact on the label. You should also wear(…)

Tire Balancing Importance

What is tire balancing? You might not be able to tell just by looking, but no wheel is perfectly round or weighted. When a wheel spins at highway speed, this fact shows itself in a vibration and shake.┬áTo offset the weight imbalance, you have to attach wheel weights in exactly the right spots on the wheel. This brings the wheel back into balance and makes it spin without shaking. How(…)


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