If you experience a shudder in the steering wheel while driving, or you notice overall swaying and shaking, there’s a good chance you might have a tire imbalance. Simply put, imbalances can happen when the distribution of mass of the tire and wheel assembly is uneven. This can be a common situation for two reasons. First, despite how they look, wheels and tires aren’t perfectly round. Second, when wheels and tires are put together, their center of gravity usually doesn’t match the assembly center. The unevenness is what causes those vibrations.
Digital Tire Balancing
So how do you handle this? Easy — contact Gulf Coast Alignments for tire balancing service. By using a high-speed balancer and adding wheel weights, we will easily redistribute the weight of the assembly, which removes or reduces vibrations for a smoother ride. Plus, this procedure cuts down on the wear and tear experienced by your suspension. We recommend the service every 6,000 miles.
Take Care of Your Tires
With more than 25 years of experience, our automotive technicians can efficiently perform tire balancing and spot other issues before they become costly problems. For more information or to schedule service, contact us online or by phone today.