Tires that are properly mounted and balanced are important for traction in all weather and keeping vehicles safely on area roads. They help increase fuel efficiency, provide for more evenly wearing tire tread, and ensure a more comfortable ride. For a professional mount and balance, tires in Waldorf, MD need Wiygul Automotive.
Depending on the auto manufacturer’s recommendation and the owner’s driving habits, all tires need balancing every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. If not accomplished, uneven tread wear begins quickly, causing other problems to include tire failure at any speed. At $20 per wheel, Wiygul Automotive tire balancing is far more time- and cost-efficient than waiting for a tow or replacing a flat.
Depending on road conditions, it can be necessary to balance tires sooner than recommended. If street repair recently became part of your daily route, it can increase wear on the tires, knocking them out of balance. Road repair can also throw the wheels out of alignment, leading to steering and suspension damage. Resurfacing can quickly send your car, SUV, or truck to the nearest garage.
To stay on top of the problem, there are four things to be aware of, which can tell you it is time to schedule a balance service.
Poor Handling – This occurs 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 when you have a tight grip on the wheel, 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 where the tread wears down faster in the middle or when one side wears down more quickly than the other.
Each issue indicates the need for a professional mount and balance. Tires and wheels on Waldorf, MD vehicles start with a thorough inspection at every Wiygul Automotive Clinic. Technicians then carefully align each tire, adding weights where needed, to place it in its balanced, proper driving position.
If you need new tires, a mount and balance are required to get the best results. If you haven’t balanced your tires recently here in Waldorf, MD, then you should bring in your auto for a professional balance service. To schedule a visit at the Wiygul Automotive Clinic nearest you, call us at 866-702-8050 today.