Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the "heavy spot"-the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.
If your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph, then chances are your vehicle may have a wheel that is out of balance. One section of your tire may be heavier than the others because it's endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road. Come in for prompt, professional service-most people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes. Look for one of these signs, and if you find either one, come see us:
- Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires.
- Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds.