Having balanced tires plays a major role in the overall function of your vehicle. A car with balanced tires will drive smoothly without any juddering or vibration. Everyday wear and tear, however, can cause your tires to become unbalanced. Luckily tire rotation and balancing is a pretty standard procedure that can be easily completed by an experienced technician with the proper equipment.
At Pierson Automotive INC, we specialize in car wheel balancing. All of our trained mechanics have the experience required to assess your wheels and get them rebalanced. To set up a wheel assessment today, give us a call at (805) 445-8710.
Symptoms of Unbalanced Tires
The tires on your vehicle must be balanced for your car to operate properly. If you experience any of the following signs, you may need to have your tires balanced:
- Poor fuel economy
- Vibration in the steering wheel, floor, or seat
- Wobbly or jumping sensation when driving
A number of factors can cause tire imbalance, including:
- Tire wearing in
- Tire weights falling off
- Tires moving from the rim
- A dent in the tire rim
- Mud and other debris deposited on the wheels
- Uneven tire wear
- Bent wheels
Many of the above factors can be caused by everyday wear and tear. For smooth and safe drivability, it is important to have your tires balanced every two years. If you are purchasing new tires, they should be evenly balanced before they are installed.