Wheel Balance and Alignments Play Important Role in Smooth Driving

August 9th, 2016 by

Here in Rockwall, TX, drivers experience plenty of different types of roads. Whatever the surface may be, you want a smooth drive, and when you have routine wheel balance and wheel alignments from our service center, you get it. But, if you don’t know what each service entails, we’re here to tell you.

What is a wheel balance?

  • A wheel balance adjusts proper balance of the wheels
  • When your wheels aren’t balanced it causes tread wear and the distribution of weight around the tire to change, which can lead to imbalance, causing the vehicle to shake or vibrate
  • Wheel balance service uses a calibrated spin balancer, and will test it at moving and non-moving to make sure your wheels are balanced, if they are not, they are adjusted
  • Most wheel balancing is recommended every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, or every six months

What is a wheel alignment?

  • A wheel alignment will adjust the angle of your car’s wheels to the position that is set by the manufacturer’s recommended specification
  • The inspection includes looking at the toe, chamber, and caster, which are the three components that measure wheel alignment. If adjustments are needed, they are made
  • If you notice any pulling of the vehicle to one side or your vehicle has recently been in a collision, you should get a wheel alignment
  • We also recommend a wheel alignment every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, especially if you drive through pot holes, gravel road, or in many different road conditions

You can learn more by stopping in to see us at Rockwall Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and set up test drives.

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