Properly mounted and balanced tires are important for traction and keeping every vehicle safely on area streets. They also help with increasing fuel efficiency, provide a more comfortable ride, and ensure the tire tread wears evenly. For a professional mount and balance, tires in Clinton, MD need Wiygul Automotive.
At $20 per wheel, a Wiygul Automotive Clinic tire balance is far more time- and cost-efficient than waiting for a tow truck and replacing a flat. Depending on the dealership’s recommendation and an owner’s driving habits, all vehicles need to have their tires balanced every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. If not done, uneven tread wear can quickly start, leading to other problems and even a failure of one or more tires, possibly while driving.
It is also necessary to balance tires sooner than recommended occasionally. If road repair recently became part of your daily routine, the torn-up surface increases wear on the tires and can also knock them off-balance. Repair and construction can also throw the wheels out of alignment, and lead to damage of the steering and suspension systems. That single road cut, resurfacing or big pothole can quickly send your car or truck to the nearest garage.
If this describes your situation, there are four, key things you can look for that tell you when it is time to schedule a balance service.
Poor Handling – This happens first at highway speeds, but for a local driver who rarely gets off surface streets, difficulty turning at any speed indicates you may have an issue.
Increasing Vibrations – If your vehicle begins to vibrate enough that it shakes the entire car, especially when braking or accelerating, the front tires, and probably the rear tires as well, are out of balance.
Steering Wheel Shaking – If this happens, especially when accelerating, then one or both of your front tires are out of balance.
Uneven Tire Tread – This is the last sign of out of balance tires, 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 rest of the tread. Other wear patterns are the tread wears down faster in the middle or when one side wears down more quickly than the other.
To deal with these problems with a professional mount and balance, tires for our Clinton, MD customers are carefully inspected, along with the wheels, for damage and manufacturing imperfections. Wiygul technicians use the most up-to-date machinery to carefully align the tire, adding weights where needed, to place it in its correct, driving position.
If you need a new set of tires, a mount and balance are required to get the most use out of them. If you haven’t balanced your tires recently here in Clinton, MD, you need to bring in your auto for service. To schedule a visit, call our offices today at 866-702-8050 to find the Wiygul Automotive Clinic nearest you.