Wheel Alignment and Balancing

Wheel Alignment and Balancing

Sharma Auto Agency also provides 3d wheel balancing and alignment for your car to drive and ride safely and to get best fuel efficiency.

Wheel Balance and Safe Driving

When replacing your tyres you will often also have the wheels balanced. But what is wheel balancing?

Wheel balance refers to the even distribution of weight around a revolving tyre and wheel assembly. It ensures that the unit which comprises a wheel rim and a tyre is in balance. Both these units have high and low spots or heavy and light areas. The first part of getting the complete unit of rim and tyre in balance is to match the heavy areas of one to the light areas of the other.

The next part is to add compensating weight to the complete unit’s light areas so that it rotates perfectly. Wheels are balanced with small counterweights to prevent them from having heavy spots that can cause vibration and premature wearing of tyres, struts, shocks and other steering and suspension components.

When driving with an out-of-balance wheel, the wheel literally bounces down the road or wobbles from side-to-side. The ride disturbance due to unbalance usually increases with speed.
Motoring experts believe that two motoring trends – lightweight suspension systems and responsive lower profile tyres – make it all the more important to have wheels correctly balanced since these are more sensitive to imbalance than on older heavier cars.

International experts have revealed that at 60 mph, your wheel is subjected to a pounding force of 60 lbs if your wheel is only 6 oz. out of balance! Half an ounce of uneven weight distribution is already enough for vibrations and noise problems to become noticeable.

5 Benefits of Getting a Wheel Alignment 

1.  Increase Fuel Efficiency. When you automobile isn’t aligned correctly, your wheels aren’t working together they way that they should. Because of this, your vehicle’s engine has to work a lot harder to propel you forward, and this reduces your car’s fuel efficiency.

2.  Reduce Expensive Auto Repairs. Driving with a bad alignment causes the parts in your car to wear unevenly and prematurely. Each time you hit a pothole or bump in the road, your steering and suspension systems take a hit. When your tires aren’t evenly helping with the impact, certain areas of these systems take the hit harder than others, causing them to break down sooner than they should. If they break down completely, you’re face with an expensive auto repair service that could have been avoided.

3.  Experience Smoother Driving. When your car’s wheel alignment is off you will usually notice that your automobile drifts slightly to the right or left even though your steering wheel is aimed straight ahead. Constantly adjusting your steering to overcompensate for bad alignment is tiring, inefficient, distracting and dangerous!

4.  Improve Vehicle Safety. Properly maintaining your car, truck, SUV, minivan or hybrid vehicle helps it to run better. It also keeps you from running into unexpected car issues that could leave you stranded on the side of the road. Don’t put off getting your wheels aligned until it’s too late.

5.  Increase the Life of Your Tires. Last but not least, your tires. Your tires are an expensive and important auto part that wear our much more quickly when you don’t get regular wheel alignments. When you align your tires, and they are working together in harmony, they will take you a lot further and you won’t have to buy new tires sooner than you need to.