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Importance of Wheel Alignment
and Tire Balancing
Wheel Alignment increases the life of new tires.
During alignment, steering and suspension gets adjusted
to make sure that the tires don't wear out in the long run.
Three types of wheel alignment angles are,
The camber angle measures whether the top of the tire is
tilting outward or inward due to worn ball joints or
severely worn out wheel bearings.
The toe angle affects the car's tires and steering wheel.
If the angle is in or out too far, your tires will begin to wear
out quickly and the steering wheel will look crooked.
The caster angle is what is responsible for the steering wheel
returning to its original position when you make a turn.
Tire balancing need to be done for new tires.
This process is performed to ensure that all the tires
balance with wheel weights to facilitate smooth
rolling of the tire.
When there's an imbalance, the steering wheel will
rock back and forth as you drive especially when you
reach a certain speed.
For tire balancing, technicians mount it on a rim and
use a machine that is designed to spin the tires and
check the location of imbalance and how severe it is.
Once the problem is fixed, the technician will spin the
tires again using the machine to ensure the tires are
Tire imbalance can occur when the rubber that is used
in making it wears off overtime.
That is why it is important to check your tires for
imbalance every 6 months and ensure they are
Tire imbalance can cause severe accidents especially
when the car is driven at fast.
Make sure to visit the best automotive services spot
your car's wheel alignment and balancing.