What is wheel balancing?
Wheel balancing should be done by a professional because it requires a special balancer that is used to work out where wheel balancing weights need to be placed.
Wheels need to be able to spin evenly at high speeds. In order to achieve this, weights need to be positioned on the wheels to even up the weight distribution. This is because the weight of the circumference of wheels and tyres are rarely exactly the same.
When does your vehicle need wheel balancing?
You should get wheel balancing done anytime a new wheel is put on. If your wheels are not balanced, you can cause damage to your car’s suspension as well as cause uneven tyre wear. In extreme circumstances, unbalanced wheels can even cause steering problems.
Wheel balancing is not a one-time solution. As your car tyres wear with age the balance of the wheels are affected. To make sure your wheels are well balanced, we recommend a wheel balancing service every 10,000km.
The technology used in modern tyres make tyres more responsive to road conditions because they focus on performance. Even a small wheel imbalance can generally be felt by the driver. If you have non-standard tyres fitted on your vehicle it’s especially important to get regular wheel balancing checks.
For professional wheel balancing on the Gold Coast, come in and see us at Bundall Tyres or give us a call. It’s generally a good idea to have a tyre rotation at the same time as balancing your wheels. We can check the wear on your tyres and recommend the best solution for safe driving and maximum tyre life.