Wheel Balancing Specialists
We are equipped with the latest technological innovations in wheel and tyre handling equipment to meet the needs required for steel. Our balancing equipment incorporates state of the art technology offering more than just a wheel balancing service.
The customers chosen tyres can be matched to the wheel, and checked for its optimum position on the wheel, offering a smoother ride and handling characteristic.Balance weights can be hidden inside the wheel or even divided and hidden behind wheel spokes if required.Our comprehensive range of adaptors ensures that virtually all wheel types can be correctly mounted on the wheel balancer ensuring an accurate balance.
Why your Wheels need Balancing
When in motion an unbalanced wheel can generate huge forces.These forces aren’t even and lead to vibration, which causes premature wear to the suspension system, reduces tyre life and can cause enough drag to adversely affect fuel consumption.The grip on the road is also less secure and your braking system and your braking distance may be lengthened.
Benefits of Wheel Balancing
- Safety. An unbalanced wheel has limited traction, which decreases the control you have of the vehicle under braking, especially in emergency situations.Excessive vibration also causes driver fatigue over long journeys.
- Eliminates Excessive Tyre Wear. An unbalanced wheel means the tyre takes more punishment.This can shorten its life and cause excessive and uneven wear of the tread.Your tyres will need replacing sooner.
- Reduces Fuel Consumption and Running Costs. The extra effort required to rotate the unbalanced wheel makes the engine work harder.This takes its toll on fuel consumption and you get fewer miles per gallon.Over the years this adds considerably to your running costs.
- Smooth Running. Remember how your card handled when it was brand new?The drive was really smooth with no vibration.Properly balanced wheels restore the “new car” feeling.It takes out the vibration which spoils the ride on motorway journeys.
- Reduces Repair Bills Out-of-balance wheels expose other components, such as steering and suspension, to excessive wear and tear and therefore they will require replacing more frequently.
How often do you need Wheel balancing?
Certainly when new tyres are fitted.But driving conditions mean that tyres, even the most expensive don’t wear down evenly.Imbalance starts to creep back.You should therefore have your wheels re-balanced every 10-15,000 miles or sooner if wheel vibration can be felt.