HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TIRES NEED TO BE BALANCED?

March 23rd, 2020 by

Do you remember the last time you had your tires balanced? Was it last month? Maybe it was last year? Or maybe you’ve never had them balanced at all? Well, if your tires are displaying any type of uneven wear patterns, are causing a vibration in the steering wheel, floorboard, or the seats, or if you’ve noticed a dropoff in fuel efficiency, it may be a telltale sign that it’s time for a rebalancing.

Luckily for you, our certified technicians here at our Emich Chevrolet dealer near Centennial have a knack for this and will gladly ensure that your vehicle is back up and running smoothly in no time!

How Will My Vehicle Benefit From A Set Of Properly-Balanced Tires?

When tires are unequally balanced, it promotes an uneven distribution of weight throughout the set of wheels. This, unfortunately, will eventually lead to a number of additional issues down the road. If your set of tires is properly balanced, however, it guarantees that each wheel is the exact same in weight, which will allow them to rotate at the same rate of the others and in turn, promote a longer wheel life and provide a more comfortable ride as well.

When Do I Need To Have My Tires Balanced?

If your vehicle is currently operating on a set of improperly or unbalanced tires, it will likely cause the wheels to wobble and create an uncomfortable and noisy overall driving experience. Here are a few tips for when you should have your tires balanced:

  • To avoid any type of tire issues, we recommend having them rotated and balanced every 5,000-10,000 miles or at the very least, every two years.
  • If you’ve recently had a flat tire and used a repair kit to address the issue, you will need to have it rebalanced to match the other tires on your vehicle.
  • Whenever you purchase a new tire(s), it’s important to have the entire set of wheels balanced so they are rotating in a uniform fashion.
  • If you notice that the small weight used to balance your tire has fallen off the rim, you will want to ensure that it gets reattached or your wheels are rebalanced all together.

Learn More From Our Centennial Area Chevy Dealer

The most important thing to keep in mind is that uneven wear patterns are the number one sign of an unbalanced set of tires. If your tires are wearing unevenly, it will result in you having to spend more money on tires over time. A simple, cost-effective tire balancing will go a long way in saving you money.

For further information regarding when you should be having your tires balanced or to schedule a service appointment to have your tires balanced properly, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Emich Chevrolet today!

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