Keeping your wheel assembly in balance will help ensure a comfortable ride and prolong the life of your Tyres and your vehicle.
Despite appearances, no Tyre is completely round and smooth. Every Tyre has heavy spots that cause an imbalance in the wheel assembly. When you drive, these heavy spots are pulled outward by the centrifugal force of the wheel’s rotation, making your vehicle vibrate.
This vibration is one of the most common signs that your wheels are out of balance. You’ll generally start to notice the effects at about 30 mph, and the vibration will become more pronounced as your speed increases. If you feel this vibration most strongly though the steering wheel, that indicates a front wheel is out of balance. If it’s through the driver’s seat, this means your rear wheels are out of balance. In addition to being annoying, this vibration highlights safety issues by increasing driver stress and fatigue, unnecessary wear on your shocks, struts and other suspension components. It creates uneven Tyre wear, shortens the life of your tyres and increases fuel consumption, because your engine must work harder to overcome this additional force.
Dalesway Tyres use the latest electronic balancing equipment ensuring that your Tyres are balanced right. These machines use centrifugal force, (duplicating the spinning effect that occurs when you drive), to pinpoint any heavy spots. It then calculates exactly how much weight is required to neutralise the imbalance, and indicates precisely where the weight should be placed.