Tires are a significant investment, and maintaining the tire balance on your vehicle is one of the best ways to receive the most from that investment. Tire balancing provides a smooth ride and assures even tire wear by properly adjusting the wheel weight distribution around the vehicle. Wheel balancing is different from wheel alignment, which relates to the angle of your wheels and their relation to the ground.
Signs tire balancing is necessary:
- Excessive vibration is the steering wheel at certain speeds
- Floorboard vibration when certain speeds are reached
- Cupped wear pattern in tire treads
Road Force Balance Machine
Twin County Tire is proud to offer our customers the benefit of road force tire balancing. Our Hunter road force balance machine provides superior analysis by “test driving” tires before they hit the road. The road force balance machine load-roller exerts up to 1,400 pounds of force against the rotating tire and wheel assembly, which enables the equipment to detect inconsistencies in the stiffness of the tire while also measuring wheel and tire run-out. The roller measures the run-out of the assembly under load and automatically recommends the necessary corrections. Our road force balance machine is also capable of diagnosing and recommending solutions for weight imbalance.
If you are experiencing extreme vibration in your vehicle’s handling, let our professionals provide you with experienced tire balancing services. We will properly balance your tires and have you riding smoothly again in no time. Contact us today to set an appointment.
Why is tire balancing necessary?
Tire balancing is particularly important in today’s vehicles, which are being designed to be lighter weight. The heavier weight of older models actually helped smooth out the ride by suppressing vibrations before they were felt. Modern tire design is another factor that may lead to balance issues. Typically, more responsive tires with lower profiles are being used to answer the demand for style and performance. The slightest imbalance can be felt in most modern vehicles.