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Shorewood, Illinois

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Tire Balance

 

Every time a wheel is first mounted onto the rim with a new tire, it has to be balanced. The goal is to make sure the weight is even around the wheel.

Wheel balance is checked on a wheel balancing machine that can sense as little as 1/4 ounce difference in weight around the wheel. Why worry about 1/4 ounce on a wheel that weighs many pounds? That tiny amount of weight is traveling very fast around the axle: hundreds of times a minute. It creates enough momentum to cause serious vibration. And when you multiply by 4 wheels, the wobble really adds up. Unbalanced tires put uneven pressure on the treads. Tires get too hot and wear unevenly. Tire imbalance can also strain the wheel bearings and suspension system.

vibration in steering wheelTo balance the tires, the technician places tiny offsetting weights at specific points around the wheel.

Not "once and done"

The minute you pull away from the service station with your newly balanced tires, they begin getting out of balance again. Every bump and corner affects balance; so does tire wear. Over time, your tires get out of balance again. That's why it's important to have tires balanced regularly.

What are the warning signs that my tires aren't balanced?

You're most likely to notice uneven wear on the tires. Many drivers also notice vibration over 40 mph, especially if the imbalanced tires are on the front.

How often should my tires be balanced?

During typical use, it's a good idea to have your tires rotated and balanced every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. Have them balanced any time a tire is replaced or patched.

 

 

 

 

tire tread wear

 

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.



tire balancing

How do I know if I need my wheels balanced?

Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. Come in for prompt, professional service�people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes. Look for these signs:

  1.) Scalloped, erratic wear pattern

       on tires.
  2.) Vibration in steering wheel, seat,

       or floorboard at certain speeds.

       and if you find either one,

 

 schedule appointment online

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Doc Motor Works Auto Repair is located in Shorewood, Illinois - just West of Joliet IL and I-55. Our family owned car and truck repair service shop is on Rt-59 (north of I-80 and Rt-52) between Walmart and Target. Neighboring communities include; Plainfield, Romeoville, Lockport, Channahon, Minooka, Plattville, Rockdale, Crest Hill, Millsdale, Fairmont, Preston Heights and surrounding Joliet communities of Troy Township and Will County, Illinois.

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