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​​What Is Tire Balancing?

Regular tire care and maintenance help you achieve a smooth and safe ride. The better condition your tires are in, the less fuel your car will use, the fewer repairs it will need, and the more comfortable your drives will be. A huge part of tire maintenance includes tire balancing or wheel balancing

If you think about it, your tires are the only part of your vehicle that comes into contact with the road. As you continue to drive your car, the friction from the ground naturally causes wear and tear on the tires. Over time, your tires will become unbalanced, meaning more weight is placed on certain areas than others, which will contribute to uneven wear.

During a tire balancing service, the technician will redistribute the weight of the tires in the wheels. They will remove the tire and place it on a spin balancer to check for signs of unevenness. To rebalance the tire, the technician will adjust small metal weights fastened to the wheel's rim. They will continue to make these changes until the balancer indicates an equal balance in weight.

Why You Should Get It Done

  • Help improve the lifespan of the tires, meaning that you end up saving money in the long run.
  • Make your ride smoother and improve the safety of your drive.
  • Stop random vibrations or unusual sounds that may have occurred before from unbalanced tires.
  • Better gas mileage.

Tire Service in Ira Township, MI

Tire balancing is an important maintenance service to get done to increase your safety and extend the life of your tires. Our certified technicians at Auto DR are here to help with all of your tire service needs. It's essential to check your tire balance every 4,000-6,000 miles or at every oil change. If you suspect you need a tire balance, please do not hesitate to call us at (586) 684-4706 or visit our shop today.

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