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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Wheel Alignment vs. Wheel Balancing

Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment: What's the Difference? Wheel balancing and wheel alignment are two entirely different but related concepts and services. Some vehicle owners take them to mean the same because they both aid in the long-term health of a vehicle’s tires. However, it’s important to differentiate the two, as mixing them up could lead to unnecessary and expensive repairs.  Let’s take a closer look at each process and learn the benefits they provide to your vehicle. Wheel Balancing Wheel balancing involves the equal distribution of weight around the wheel and the even rotation of the tires. The process requires adding small balancing weights to the rim which counter any weight inconsistencies. A vehicle with improperly balanced wheels generates a vibration through the steering wheel when driving above a certain speed. As such, it causes considerable discomfort over time. Moreover, balance issues can lead ... read more

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