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Three Big Reasons that Your Tires Need Balancing

Tire balancing is one of those services that car owners tend to let fall down their list in terms of priority. Young Automotive wants you to know just how important tire balancing is, both for your car itself and for the life of your car’s tires.

Driving Around Affects Tire Balance

When you drive, there’s a lot out there that’s working against your tires. Roads aren’t smooth and even, even good roads. Modern roads are made out of materials that can really chew up your tires, but they also collect road debris that can be sharp. Potholes, speed bumps, and other obstacles also give your tires a difficult time.

Older Tires Go Out of Balance

As your tires age, they wear down. When that happens, you end up losing random bits and pieces here and there. That ends up putting your tires out of balance. If you’re not rotating your tires, the balance issues may be more obvious to you as you drive. Eventually balance issues can shorten the life of your tires, which gets expensive over time.

New Tires Aren’t Necessarily in Balance

You might think that new tires really don’t need balancing because they’re brand new. But that’s far from the case. That’s because there are minor variations in every tire that’s made, and when those tires are mounted on your car’s wheel rims those variations are enhanced by the variations in every rim. Balancing brand new tires can help them to last longer, which is important with an investment like tires.

Pay Attention to How Your Tires Feel

It’s really important that you pay attention to how your tires feel and even to how they sound. Excessive road noise can be one sign that your tires are out of balance. If you’re experiencing vibrations as you drive or anything else just doesn’t feel right, the issue could be with the balance of your tires. If you’re close to the recommended mileage for balancing at all, it’s a good idea to go ahead and have it done so that you can be safe rather than sorry. 

Has it been a while since your car’s tires were last balanced? Contact us at Young Automotive in Sturgeon Bay, WI and set up an appointment. We can balance your tires for you, check out the tread, and help to make sure that you’re ready to head back out on the road. 

 

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