Properly mounted and balanced tires are important for gripping the road and keeping a vehicle driving safely. They also maintain increased fuel efficiency, a more comfortable ride, and extended life by ensuring the tire tread wears evenly when driving. For a professional mount and balance, tires in Reston, VA need Wiygul Automotive Clinics.
At only $20 per wheel, a Wiygul Automotive Clinic balance service is far more cost- and time-efficient than replacing a flat and waiting for a tow truck. Depending on the dealership’s recommendation and the owner’s driving needs, all trucks, SUVs, and cars need to have their tires balanced every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. If not done, then uneven tread quickly starts, which can lead to other problems and, finally, a failure of one or more tires, possibly when driving.
Occasionally, though, it is necessary to balance tires sooner. If road construction is part of your daily commute, the torn-up surface increases the vibration that causes discomfort and knocks the tires off-balance. It can also throw the wheels out of alignment, and eventually lead to damage of the suspension and steering systems. That single road cut or large pothole can send your vehicle, and you, to the nearest garage.
If this is a problem for you, there are several things you can look for to know when to schedule a balance service appointment.
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.
Excessive Vibrations – If your vehicle begins to vibrate enough that it shakes the wheel in your grip, this is a sign that the front tires, and probably the rear tires as well, are out of balance.
Shaking Steering Wheel – If this happens, especially when accelerating, then one or both of your front tires are out of balance.
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 deal with these problems with a professional mount and balance, tires for our Reston, VA customers are carefully inspected, along with the wheels, for damage and imperfections. Wiygul technicians next use the latest machinery to carefully align the tire, adding weights where needed, to place it to its proper position.
If you need a new set of tires, a mount and balance are required for the best driving experience. If you haven’t balanced your tires since the seasons changed here in Reston, VA, you need to bring in your auto immediately for service. To schedule a visit, call our offices at 866-702-8050 to find the Wiygul Automotive Clinic nearest you. .