The Four Most Important Reasons for Having a Wheel Balancing Performed on Your Vehicle

Wheel balancing is an important part of maintaining your car and should not be neglected. Here are the four most important reasons for having wheel balancing performed on your car.

  1. Fuel Economy

If your axle is aligned incorrectly, this can drastically influence rolling resistance which can increase your fuel consumption. When a wheel alignment or balance is performed correctly, the weight of your wheels and tires will be evenly distributed, lowering rolling resistance ensuring you get the most km’s out of your tank.

  1. Tire Tread Wear

Improper tire alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly and prematurely. Depending on how the tires are angled determines in which way the tires wear out. If the tires are angled inwards or outwards too far, this can cause the tread to wear out more quickly on either the inside or outside and so on.

  1. Shock Absorbers

The condition of your shock absorbers can affect your wheel balance and vice versa. One issue that may arise is what’s known as ‘cupping’ where the car bounces up and down along the road. This can be caused by an incorrect wheel balance and can have a roll-on affect to your suspension that will cost you more to fix in the long run.

  1. Steering

One of the most common side effects of a poor wheel alignment is your steering will pull in one direction. This can also be an indication of a failed or excessively worn steering or suspension component, and should be checked by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible. Usually, however a wheel balance will fix the problem.

If you are looking for a professional mechanic to perform a wheel balance on your vehicle, our Perth based team can help. Contact us today!

Regular Brake Services & Repairs Could Save Your Life. Don’t Risk it!

Your brakes are the single most important safety feature of your car. Ensuring your brakes are in good condition determines how quickly and effectively you are able to stop, which in the case of an emergency, can be the difference between life and death.

We often remember to have our engines serviced regularly, but servicing our brakes is equally as important. Some things that may indicate your brakes need attention are:

  • Lack of grip in brakes
  • Your car pulling left or right when braking
  • A spongy or soft feeling when applying the brake
  • Shuddering or shaking through your steering column when braking
  • Screeching or high pitch noises when braking
  • Your brake system warning light flashes
  • Your car takes longer to come to a stop than normal

All these things and more can indicate that your brakes need a service and they should not be ignored. When you are behind the wheel you are not only responsible for your life but the life of those you share the road with and ensuring your breaks are well looked after is an important step you can take to keep yourself and others safe.

There is no set schedule as to how often you should have your brakes checked but taking notice of any unusual sounds or sensations in your brakes is often a good indicator. Your experienced auto mechanic will be able to rotate your tires, conduct a wheel alignment and at the same time, check the condition of your brake pads.

For quality brake serving and expert mechanical advice, our friendly and professional team can help. We are based in Perth and can assist with all your brake and mechanical servicing needs. Get in touch with us and don’t put off your brake service another day!