Car Wheel getting balanced in auto shop

How Can I Tell If My Tires Are Unbalanced?

So much happens inside of a car that occasionally needs a tune-up or adjustment. Belts, fluid levels, engine, A/C unit, all these different parts all wear down at different times and take time to repair that sometimes we can forget about one of the most important parts of the car. 

Everyone’s runs into the problem of driving a car and noticing a little rumble as you’re going along. Any shake to the car is cause for concern, but sometimes the solution is as simple as having your tires just a little bit out of balance. While not a terribly serious issue it’s still important to get taken care of to save you from future headaches. 

What happens when tires are unbalanced? 

When your tires become unbalanced that means the weight of the car isn’t being distributed evenly. This can cause a handful of issues like the uneven wearing of tires. Having properly balanced tires also just makes the driving experience more comfortable. 

Wheel in balancing machine red with no one around

dirty tire getting changed and balanced by technician

When should I balance my tire? 

It’s important to check up on the tread of your tires every so often just like checking on everything else in your car. The common recommendation is getting them rotated around every 8,000 kilometers, but if you feel any vibrations or notice uneven tread that’s a sign it might be time to come in. 

You’ll also want to get a quick balance done if you by new tires or repair a flat. This can tip the balance off just a bit so it’s best to keep ahead of the problem. 

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Tire Balancing Stony Plain, AB 

If you notice any of these problems or just want some piece of mind you can call and schedule a service with us to get your tires rotated and balanced. Also stop by our dealership in Stony Plain, AB if you’re in the market for a new car and feel free to call us with any questions you might have.