Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment

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Your wheels are the connection between your vehicle and the road, so maintaining optimal tire health is critical for a smooth Woodway commute. Keeping up with routine tire care will extend the life of your tires and will improve the overall function of your car. Two routine services critical for tires are wheel alignment and balancing. Many Temple drivers wonder if these the same thing, but they are actually two different maintenance tasks. Discover the difference between wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment with the service experts at Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT below!

What is Wheel Balancing Service?

No matter the quality of your tires or vehicle, wheels lose balance over time. This is why it is critical to keep up with regular wheel balancing so you can avoid shaky steering wheels and jarring vehicle vibrations. Unbalanced tires are a leading cause of uneven tire wear and can reduce the lifespan of your tires if uncorrected.

Most automotive experts agree that you should have your tires balanced when you get a tire rotation. Tire rotations should be done every 5,000 miles or every six months to avoid unpleasant drives through Gatesville. Once your tires are balanced and rotated you will see improved traction and control, less bouncing, and a smoother ride.

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What is Wheel Alignment Service?

Wheel alignment does not necessarily need to be a staple of your routine maintenance but should be done as needed. If you need your wheels aligned, you may sometimes hear it referred to as a front end alignment. Either way, one of our trained technicians will make sure your tires are perpendicular to the road and parallel to each other.

If you notice excessive or unusual tire wear, steering issues, or your vehicle feels like it is pulling to one side of the road, you may need an alignment. You should have this problem remedied as soon as you notice the warning signs as misaligned tires can cause you to drift into other lanes and can damage your vehicle components. Both wheel alignment and balancing will bring noticeable improvements to your steering right away.

Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment: Which Do You Need?

Now that you know the difference between wheel alignment and balancing, you can determine which service you need. If you notice odd sensations from your tires or your vehicle pulling to one side, contact us today! We can help you schedule service and fix your tire issues quickly and for a fair and honest price. Visit us in Waco today.

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