Tire balancing explained Edmonton

Tire Balancing

Tire balancing explained Edmonton

Whether you are looking for a smooth, quiet ride or top performance at high speeds, we have the right tire for your car or truck.

Chance are you have heard about wheel balancing. You may even know that problems can be caused by wheel imbalance. But what exactly does wheel balancing achieve and how can you tell when your tires are not properly balanced?

The key thing to remember is that it's not what you see that matters. It's what you feel. That's because an unbalanced tire vibrates. The vibration may initially be subtle, but it takes a toll by making the car more difficult to drive, which leads to driver fatigue. Unbalanced tires can also lead to premature tire wear and unnecessary wear to your vehicle's suspension. That can add up to some big bills that go far beyond the cost of professional tire balancing by the tire professionals at Fastech.

At Fastech, we feature the Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Balancer machine with Match Mount capabilities. Have you had your tires balanced several times before but the vibration just does not go away? A road force balance measures the load on a tire/wheel assembly and detects any out of roundness that can occur in the tire or wheel. We can then match mount the tire to a specific location on the wheel by offsetting any heavy spots in the assembly. This lowers the amount of road force and amounts to less weight that needs to be applied which  ultimately gives the best possible balance and smoothest ride.

We recommend that your tires be balanced when they are installed for the first time on your rims and every year thereafter, or every 10,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.

Don't take chances with unbalanced tires as the resulting vibration can be so violent that you are at risk of having an accident. As soon as you notice any vibration, bring your car or truck in to have the tires checked by the tire pros at Fastech.