Properly mounted and balanced tires are what keeps a vehicle safely on the road. They also provide a more comfortable ride, increased fuel efficiency, and longer life by ensuring the tread wears evenly while driving. For a professional mount and balance, tires in Burke, VA need Wiygul Automotive.
At the cost of only $20 per wheel, a Wiygul Automotive Clinic balance service is more cost-efficient than waiting for a tow truck. Depending on the auto manufacturer’s recommendation and the individual’s driving requirements, vehicle owners need to bring in their SUVs, cars, or trucks, every 6,000 to 8,000 miles for balancing. If they do not perform this task, then tire tread quickly begins to wear unevenly, which leads to other issues and, eventually, a failure of one or more tires when driving.
It is sometimes necessary to balance tires ahead of schedule though. If your daily commute takes you through road construction, the rough surface increases the road vibration that can cause not only discomfort, but also knock the tires off-balance. It can also throw the vehicle out of alignment, leading to damage of the steering and suspension. It only takes one large pothole to ruin your day and send you to your mechanic.
When that happens to you, there are several things you can watch out for to know when to make that service appointment.
Shaking Steering Wheel – If this happens, especially when accelerating, then one or both of your front tires are out of balance.
Excessive Vibrations – If your vehicle begins to vibrate enough that it still shakes the wheel while you are gripping it tightly, this is a sign that the front tires, and probably the rear tires as well, are out of balance.
Rough Handling – This happens first at highway speeds, but for a local driver who rarely gets off surface streets, difficulty turning at any speed means you have a problem.
Uneven Tread Wear – This is the last sign that the tires are out of balance, but is often the first one that vehicle owners notice. The most common uneven pattern is the inside or outside edge of the tire wearing down more quickly than the entire tread. Other wear patterns are when one side wears down more quickly, or the tread wears down faster in the middle.
To ameliorate these signs with a professional mount and balance, tires for our Burke, VA customers are carefully inspected, along with the wheels, for imperfections and damage. Mechanics use the latest machinery that carefully aligns the tire, adding weights where needed, to return each tire to its optimal position.
If you need new tires, a mount and balance are required for each one for the best driving experience. If you haven’t balanced your tires since Winter ended here in Burke, VA, you need to bring in your vehicle immediately for service. To schedule a visit, call our offices today at 866-702-8050.