Tire balancing or wheel balancing is one of the several key tire services that keep your Mazda safer on the road. This procedure involves correcting the weight distribution of your vehicle’s wheels, so you can drive without worrying about premature tire wear, wheel vibrations, and suspension issues.
During a tire balance service, a professional mechanic will mount your wheel and tire assembly onto a state-of-the-art balancing machine. The machine spins the wheel and tire assembly to figure out whether an imbalance is present. Using the equipment,, the technician can proceed to adjust the weights on certain points of the wheel(s).
How Do Tires Go Out of Balance, To Begin With?
Uneven tire wear and sudden wheel impacts are two of the most common culprits. Furthermore, leaving your vehicle unused for extended periods can leave flat spots on the tire. Regardless of the cause, you should check out your wheels if any unusual vibrations are felt throughout your Mazda vehicle.
What Are the Symptoms of Wheel Imbalance?
- Wheel vibrations
- Steering wheel shakiness
- Vehicle trembling (in other areas than mentioned above)
- Uneven tire wear
- Poor fuel economy
The best way to ensure your Mazda’s tires are always balanced is to have this service done at every oil change service or tire rotation service. Typically, those two are done together to save time.
If your Mazda requires a wheel balancing service soon, please do not hesitate to get ahead of the problem by visiting or calling the local experts at DS Auto Experts today.