Wheels that are out of balance can affect the performance of your car and cause vibrations through the steering wheel. At Canterbury Tyre & Mag Supamart, we’re proud to offer professional wheel balancing services. Using quality equipment for optimal results, our specialists can get the job done properly and provide various benefits, including enhanced vehicle safety, improved driver comfort and extended tyre life.
Wheel Balancing and Tyre Life
One of the most common issues that drivers in Melbourne experience is vibration in the vehicle. This is often felt through the steering wheel and gets worse the faster and longer you drive. There are a lot of different issues that can cause this, such as damaged suspension or misaligned wheels, but it may also be as simple as needing to balance the wheels.
Why Wheel Balancing is Important
Basically, the tyre and the wheel have a uniform dispersal of the weight across the entire combined unit. An imbalance can occur for several reasons, including an irregularity in the shape of the tyre or even slight differences in the wheel. For example, the tyre valve stem hole creates an asymmetrical difference that has to compensate for small weights to make the entire wheel and tyre spin uniformly. Sometimes these weights fall out, while other factors such as irregular tyre wear can come into play that causes the imbalance and creates the thumping motion of the tyre and wheel.
The Fix for Drivers in Melbourne, Ringwood and Bayswater
At Canterbury Tyre & Mag Supamart, we use a balancing machine that centres the tyre and spins it at high rates of speed, equal to that of being on the road. This allows us to know exactly where to position the weights to bring the tyre and wheel back into balance.
In addition, we will also check the tyre for irregular wear, which may be a sign of a bent wheel or tyre damage that may be causing the vibration. If these are the cause of the vibration, we have a great selection of wheels and tyres to help you get back on the road and stay within your budget.
At Canterbury Tyre & Mag Supamart, we have the latest state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to balance anything. To learn more or make a booking, call our team today.