WHAT WE DO
Tire Balancing Chesterfield VA
Whether you have hit a pothole or you have just purchased new tires, let our expert technicians get your car balanced. After the purchase of new tires, tire balancing is imperative to make sure that you get the best out of the tires you have just purchased.
Have you hit something lately and now your car is riding a little differently? Before you go into the automotive shop thinking that it may be something bigger than it is, stop by our shop to take a look at your tires and rims. Some of the time, depending on the situation, a tire balancing is all that was needed in order to get the vehicle back to riding like it was before.
All tire dealers provide balancing as part of the installation process. Be sure to check you total pricing once you include the tires, installation and tire balancing to see what your true costs are. We pride ourselves on being able to provide some of the best prices in the area and providing the highest quality of workmanship possible. We look forward to serving you whether you are buying tires from us or you are in the need of tire balancing of your old tires.
What is Tire Balancing
When the wheel rotates, asymmetries of mass may cause it to hop or wobble, which can cause ride disturbances, usually vertical and lateral vibrations. It can also result in a wobbling of the steering wheel or of the entire vehicle. The ride disturbance, due to unbalance, usually increases with speed. Vehicle suspensions can become excited by unbalance forces when the speed of the wheel reaches a point that its rotating frequency equals the suspension’s resonant frequency.
Tires are balanced in factories and repair shops by two methods: static balancers and dynamic balancers. Tires with high unbalance forces are downgraded or rejected. When tires are fitted to wheels at the point of sale, they are measured again on a balancing machine, and correction weights are applied to counteract the combined effect of the tire and wheel unbalance. After sale, tires may be rebalanced if driver perceives excessive vibration.