What does wheel balancing involve?
The ultimate purpose of wheel balancing is to equalise the weights of the wheels across the assembly. For that, there are two ways:
It involves balancing the wheels at rest. If a tyre is statically imbalanced, then its centre of gravity has shifted from its axis of rotation due to one spot of the tyre becoming heavier than the other. It causes the tyre to move up and down. We use state-of-the-art bubble balancer to ensure adequate weight is placed on the opposite side to set right the imbalance.
In dynamic balancing, the tyres are made to spin on a wheel balancer to check for weight imbalances on all three axes. Naturally, it is more complicated than static balancing. When the analyses are complete, the computer tells us how much weight is required in which areas for precise and efficient wheel balancing.
When to get car wheel balancing Morecambe?
We recommend getting your wheels balanced every 3000 to 6000 miles. However, it would help if you also visited our wheel balancing garage Morecambe whenever you notice these symptoms:
i. Vibration in steering wheel, floorboard, and/or seats at high speeds.
ii. There’s an increase in fuel consumption.
iii. Uneven tread wear.
iv. Suspension issues.
v. After hitting a curb or driving through a deeper pothole.
vi. Every time you get new tyres fitted.
Here at Westgate Tyres, wheel balancing will always be done as part of the fitting process.