Wheel Balancing

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Wheel Balancing in North Hollywood

A & B Auto Repair in North Hollywood preforms Wheel Balancing every day using a state-of-the-art computerized wheel balancing machines to guarantee your wheel-tire combination is precisely balanced. This self-calibrating system automatically determines how much weight is needed on the opposite side of the “heavy spot” – the scalloped or cupped tread wear on your unbalanced tire – and makes the necessary adjustments.

Tire Balancing is important to extend the life of your tires, as well as increase the basic safety of your vehicle.  Out of balance tires can lead to uneven wear, vibration and potentially unsafe driving performance. It is very important to balance tires frequently based on your car’s requirements.

While performing a wheel balance, our ASE-certified mechanics will also check your steering and suspension to ensure the problem is not coming from a worn or loose part located elsewhere in your vehicle. When finished, we will provide you a written record of completed repairs as well a 24 month 24,000 warranty.

Wheel Balancing

If your vehicle’s steering wheel or seats vibrate excessively e on the highway, your vehicle most likely could benefit from proper wheel balancing. Not to be confused with wheel alignment, wheel balancing allows your vehicle’s tires and wheels to spin vibration-free.

Whenever you mount tires on a wheel, regardless of if it is after a tire rotation, tire repair, or new tire purchase, a wheel balance or wheel re-balance must be performed. Doing so will ensure your tire will enjoy a long life and ensure that your vehicle will ride smoothly. Not doing so results in a bumpy ride, resulting in both less than ideal handling as well tires that needs to be replaced much sooner than you would expect.

When do wheels need to be balanced?

Tires are balanced when you replace 2 or 4 tires on your automobile. Because tires wear depending on driving routines and road conditions, unequal wear will start to become recognizable after the first 1,000-2,000 miles of usage. Tires must be checked for balance every 4,000-6,000 miles. Our technicians can easily help identify whether your tires should be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.

IMPORTANT: It is not advised to replace just one tire as this might create major problems to the alignment, balance and handling of the vehicle.

How to tell if your tires require balancing:

  • Vibrations when driving
  • Uneven tread wear
  • Steering that becomes less smooth over the life of the tires
  • Pulling to one side

The benefits of balanced tires are:

  • Smoother ride

Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the “heavy spot”—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.

Vehicles we proudly service

Look at the some different makes we service: Audi, Volkswagen (VW), BMW, Mini, Smart, Cadillac, Chevrolet (Chevy), GM, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, Jeep, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda,Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Acura, Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Hummer, Saab, Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Volvo and more.

A & B Auto Repair offers outstanding auto Tire Balancing services in North Hollywood. Please call us for expert assistance at 818.769.4580