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The simplest answer to the question above is that the proper tire balancing helps your vehicle drive in the safest and best condition possible. Along with tire balancing, also be sure that the front alignment is in place by having periodic inspections of the suspension system. When all areas of the wheel are as equal in weight as possible, the tire will roll smoothly. This helps it wear evenly, for longest life, and contributes to ride comfort.

So just what does it mean when your tires are out of balance and why is tire balancing important? A tire that is out-of-balance means that one section of the tire or rim is heavier in one spot than the rest of the rim. Neglecting this issue will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and the steering system.

Many drivers ignore the signs of a lost front alignment or tire balance, and as a result, they will find their vehicles are difficult to keep going straight down the road. Here are a few signs of an out-of-balance tire:

  • Drifting from side to side while driving on a straight road,
  • Feeling every little bump and rock on the road,
  • The steering wheel vibrates more than usual, and
  • The steering wheel feels loose.

Are you curious about how a tire is balanced? The mechanic removes one wheel at a time and places it on a computerized machine that spins the tire around to determine which side is the heaviest. A small lead weight is then attached to the rim to counter-balance any heavy spots. Once the weight is the same on all sides of the wheel, the wheel can easily spin. You should have your tires balanced or front alignment checked any time your tires are repaired or rotated.

Do you want to know more about why is tire balancing important? Contact our ASE-certified technicians today at Express Auto Service & Repair for more information about front alignment and tire balancing services to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Mankato, MN, and the neighboring communities of North Mankato, MN, New Ulm, MN, and St. Peter, MN.

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Are you wondering why is tire balancing important? So that your vehicle drives as safe as possible, make sure the front alignment and tire balance are correct.
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The simplest answer to the question above is that the proper tire balancing helps your vehicle drive in the safest and best condition possible. Along with tire balancing, also be sure that the front alignment is in place by having periodic inspections of the suspension system. When all areas of the wheel are as equal in weight as possible, the tire will roll smoothly. This helps it wear evenly, for longest life, and contributes to ride comfort.

So just what does it mean when your tires are out of balance and why is tire balancing important? A tire that is out-of-balance means that one section of the tire or rim is heavier in one spot than the rest of the rim. Neglecting this issue will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and the steering system.

Many drivers ignore the signs of a lost front alignment or tire balance, and as a result, they will find their vehicles are difficult to keep going straight down the road. Here are a few signs of an out-of-balance tire:

  • Drifting from side to side while driving on a straight road,
  • Feeling every little bump and rock on the road,
  • The steering wheel vibrates more than usual, and
  • The steering wheel feels loose.

Are you curious about how a tire is balanced? The mechanic removes one wheel at a time and places it on a computerized machine that spins the tire around to determine which side is the heaviest. A small lead weight is then attached to the rim to counter-balance any heavy spots. Once the weight is the same on all sides of the wheel, the wheel can easily spin. You should have your tires balanced or front alignment checked any time your tires are repaired or rotated.

Do you want to know more about why is tire balancing important? Contact our ASE-certified technicians today at Express Auto Service & Repair for more information about front alignment and tire balancing services to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Mankato, MN, and the neighboring communities of North Mankato, MN, New Ulm, MN, and St. Peter, MN.

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