Importance of Wheel Balancing, Rotation & Alignment

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Tyres

Your tyres are a vital component of your vehicle, connecting the rest of with the road you drive on. That’s why you need to pay close attention to their condition and make sure that they are always reaching peak performance. Neglecting your tyres can be dangerous and lead to expensive repairs that could have been avoided if you had kept up with the maintenance. It is important to keep your wheels aligned properly, balance the tyres, and rotate your tyres regularly. At Enhanced Motors, we believe in proper auto maintenance and want to provide you with the knowledge and service required to keep your car running smoothly.

Wheel Alignment
Aligning your wheels in the proper fashion is important to maintain a safe, smooth ride. Your wheels can become misaligned due to poor driving habits, major bumps in the road, or auto accidents, even if they are minor. This misalignment will often cause your car to pull one way or another, and you will feel that in the form of resistance and vibration in your steering wheel. When you get your wheels aligned, the angles will be adjusted so that they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Your car will drive straighter and more predictably, ultimately resulting in a safer ride. It will also prevent uneven tread wear on the tyres, which will give them a longer life span.

Tyre Balancing

Tyre balancing is the process that ensures that all sections of each tyre have equal weight distribution, and that the tyres themselves are balanced throughout the car. This helps the tyres to stay on the road more evenly rather than lifting and leaning. Unbalanced tyres will cause your steering wheel to rock back and forth and can result in unsafe driving that can lead to accidents and unnecessary wear and tear. Balanced tyres will wear from the middle rather than the edges, which is important to prolong the life of the tread and provide you with more grip on the road. A proper balance will also reduce stress on other components such as the axles and ball joints, benefiting you by not having to pay for maintenance of these parts.

Tyre Rotation
Most manufacturers recommend having your tyres rotated every 5,000 miles, and for good reason. Tyre rotation helps to ensure that your tyres last longer by providing even wear over the course of their lives. The process involves moving one wheel to another, often diagonally, so that the rear passenger wheel is now where the front driver wheel used to be. Front tyres tend to wear on the outside edges because they lean over corners during turns, whereas rear tyres wear out more evenly. Without tyre rotation, your front tyres will wear down far more quickly than the rear ones, and you will have to replace them prematurely, which can be costly. Rotating them can help you prevent this.

If you are in need of any tyre services, you should find an honest and affordable mechanic. At Enhanced Motors, we believe in providing quality service at low prices. Contact us today for a free consultation or quote![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]