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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!