While often forgotten about, wheel balancing is a valuable service that is necessary for the consistent performance and efficiency of your car. There are a number of things that can cause a car’s wheels to lose balance, with lost wheel weights caused by sudden impacts or damaged suspension components being among the most common reasons
If you wish to see whether your wheels need balancing just search for your local ATS Centre. We have over 280 across the UK so you can find one near you.
What is wheel balancing?
Wheel balancing involves matching the combined weight of the wheel and tyre so that it is even on the axle ensuring that it rotates efficiently at high speeds. This is done by counter-balancing the weight bias by placing tiny weights at specific points around the wheel.
ATS Euromaster recommends having your wheels checked or balanced every 10,000 miles or after suffering an impact from a kerb or pothole. We use the latest technology in centres to ensure wheels are balanced as accurately as possible to the nearest gram.
We make sure every new tyre bought at ATS Euromaster is balanced properly before you leave.
How much does it cost to have your wheels balanced?
Wheel balancing costs £7.16 per tyre and can be carried out across our network of over 280 centres. If you wish to book an appointment to have wheel balancing carried out you will need to find your nearest ATS Euromaster. You cannot book an appointment online and will need to do so by phone.
What are the symptoms of imbalanced wheels?
An imbalanced wheel can cause a number of changes to your car’s characteristics, most of which are easy to spot. These changes can include:
- Increased wear to suspension components & tyres
- Vibration through the steering wheel (most commonly at motorway speeds)
- Increased fuel consumption
- Reduced ride comfort
- Increased braking distance
- Changes to steering sensitivity