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Wheel Balance

Wheel Balance in Brook Park, OH

Does your car pull or drift away from a straight line when you let go of the wheel? Do your tires wear rapidly? If so, you may need a wheel alignment. At Auto Repair Technology Inc, we offer affordable wheel alignments for a wide range of cars and trucks.

Get Your Vehicle Aligned Properly

Realigning your wheels often is a smart investment, as it comes with far-reaching benefits such as improved handling, better gas mileage, and protection for your tires.

However, the most important benefit of realigning your wheels is safety. Wheel alignments can make your car significantly safer to drive. When you take your car in to get your wheels realigned, you don’t want to be without your car for too long. That’s why we align your wheels as quickly as possible, without compromising any quality.

What Does “Tire Balance” Mean?

Every time a wheel is first mounted onto the rim with a new tire, it has to be balanced. The goal is to make sure the weight is even around the wheel.

Wheel balance is checked on a wheel balancing machine that can sense as little as 1/4 ounce difference in weight around the wheel. Why worry about 1/4 ounce on a wheel that weighs many pounds? That tiny amount of weight is traveling very fast around the axle: hundreds of times a minute. It creates enough momentum to cause serious vibration. And when you multiply by 4 wheels, the wobble really adds up. Unbalanced tires put uneven pressure on the treads. Tires get too hot and wear unevenly. Tire imbalance can also strain the wheel bearings and suspension system.

To balance the tires, the technician places tiny offsetting weights at specific points around the wheel.

The minute you pull away from the service station with your newly balanced tires, they begin getting out of balance again. Every bump and corner affects balance; so does tire wear. Over time, your tires get out of balance again. That’s why it’s important to have tires balanced regularly.

If you think your car could benefit from a tire balancing, or if you are unsure, don’t hesitate! We have provided top-quality auto-maintenance service to Brook Park and surrounding areas for years. Give us a call today, we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we can help set up an appointment.

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