Balancing is essential to your driving comfort and your safety. It consists of evenly distributing the weight of the wheels using small lead ballasts placed inside the rims of your vehicle.
Despite the efforts of manufacturers, the weight distribution of a tyre is never ideal. It is therefore essential to correct the problem by calling on the expertise of a car technician who will rectify the initial imbalance.
Balancing is the application of weights to the rim, to ensure the concentricity of the wheel. Poorly balanced wheels will over-stress the tyres, wheel bearings, and suspension. This will eventually result in increased tyre wear.
Such imbalances can over time also lead to damage to axle joints and shock absorbers.
An imbalance arises in the uneven material distribution of the wheel and leads by the centrifugal forces to a non-circular run. At high speeds, this is first felt by a fluttering or trembling or vibrating the steering wheel. The steering wheel then begins to shake at a higher speed.
Wheel Balancing Bradford must be performed after each tyre assembly to ensure the imbalance is eliminated.
Why worry about balancing?
Driving a vehicle with poorly balanced tyres presents many inconveniences, both for your safety and your driving experience. A good balance will…
- Guarantee a fair distribution of the masses
- Contribute to your ride comfort by aligning the centre of gravity of your tyres with its axis of rotation
- Optimise the performance of your tyres
- Preserve your tyres, your suspension and the steering bodies of your car
Poorly balanced tyres will therefore have a negative impact on your driving, until it becomes dangerous in the event of excessive vibrations. They could also be responsible for the early deterioration of crucial mechanical elements of your vehicle.
To avoid the risks related to bad balancing, do not hesitate to contact us MCC Manchester Road for a Wheel Balancing Bradford
When to check the balance of wheels?
There are a few signs symptomatic of a bad balance, to include…
- Vibration felt on the steering wheel or the driver's seat, resulting from too much oscillation in the wheels
- Rapid wear of the tyres
- An early deterioration of mechanical components in the undercarriage of your vehicle.
In the presence of one of these anomalies, it is essential to get your wheels checked; we will be able to explain to you the sources of the problem and advise you on the best solution.
Visit us at MCC Manchester Road Ltd, 662 Manchester Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 7NL
Telephone: 01274 731322