People often forget or neglect wheel balancing. Especially those who drive newer cars, do not as such feel slight vibrations in their cars because of better suspension parts that can suppress the wobbling. Older cars are not very good in stopping the vibration, hence the reason owners of such cars are very much aware of the vibrations and take care of the problem as soon they start noticing it.
Proper car wheel balancing can offer many benefits, and this procedure should always be done as a scheduled maintenance of your vehicle, but also whenever it is necessary, like if you have gotten new wheels/tires for your car or have got some suspension work done. One of the most noticeable benefits is that the vehicle will operate better and perform well in all weather conditions and terrain types.
Changes in the weight distribution of your vehicle’s tires and wheel assembly are normal and caused by tire treadwear due to your daily driving. But by balancing your wheels, you’re not only aiding in the proper tire treadwear, you’re also helping to minimize potential vibration in your steering wheel, seat, and floorboard. You should consider getting your wheels balanced after every 10000 to 15000 kilometers.
You should think about getting your wheels balanced it you notice following symptoms:
- Vibration in your steering wheel when driving at normal speeds
- Vibration in your seat or floorboard when driving at slightly higher than normal speeds
- Unusual treadwear patterns on your tires
Although there could be many reasons why your car is wobbling or vibrating, but out of balanced wheels are culprits most of the time. Balanced wheels help provide even treadwear, minimized vibration, and overall safer driving conditions. Even the best tires need to be perfectly balanced, and getting them balanced will increase the traction that your car gets while also improving its stability as well. If all four of your wheels and tires are balanced, it means your vehicle will get better traction in any type of weather, on wet roads or snowy tarmac.