Tire Aligment and Out-Of.Balance Warning Signs
- Your vehicle pulls to right or left when driving.
- Your steering wheel is not straight while driving on a level road.
- There is vibration in the steering wheel or through your seat.
- Your tires are wearing unevenly or squeal on turns.
- Your steering feels unstable.
Balancing provides a smoother ride by minimizing tire bounce. This helps improve traction, steering control and extends the life of the tires. An out-of-balance tire and wheel will typically create a vibration or shake that become progressively worse as the vehicle’s speed increases.
The speed at which the vibration first becomes apparent will vary depending on the size and weight of the tires and wheels, the size and weight of the vehicle, the sensitivity of the steering and suspension, and the amount of imbalance. The vibration or shake usually starts in at 40 to 50 mph and increases in intensity as the speed increases.
Our technicians will inspect, rotate, and balance your tires, as scheduled. And when it’s time to replace them, we will determine the correct size and kind of tire you need for the car and type of driving you do. Finally, we will make sure your new tires are properly installed. Need an alignment? We’ll take care of that, too.
So, visit your neighborhood Velasquez Muffles and Brakesand ask about tire sales and tire repair services. We think you’ll find we’re a good fit. And don’t forget: manufacturer recommended vehicle maintenance typically includes tire rotation and wheel alignment.