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Wheel Balancing Service at ATS Euromaster
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
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. See all our available tyres.
What is wheel balancing?
It is important to keep your wheels correctly balanced as the incorrect balancing of your vehicle wheels will greatly reduce your fuel economy due to tyre rolling resistance. Not only will correctly balanced wheels save you considerably on your fuel economy, but also on your carbon emissions.
This is done by counter-balancing the weight bias of each wheel. This means that if one part of a wheel has additional weight on it, the same amount of weight is applied to the other side of the wheel to keep it evenly balanced. When purchasing tyres from ATS Euromaster, we will always ensure that your wheels are correctly balanced due to the inconsistency in the rubber compounds of new tyres.
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
What causes wheel imbalance?
Loss of wheel weights is the primary cause of poorly balanced wheels because it means that the wheels no longer have an even weight distribution. Wheel weights can become lost from a sudden impact on the wheel, this is often enough to knock the weights out of place, and lose their balance.
Even though wheel balancing is a common procedure that can be required any number of times during the period you own the vehicle, the effects of imbalanced wheels can end up costing you money unnecessarily if left unattended.
Wheel balancing is available from your local ATS Euromaster and is carried out whenever you buy a new set of tyres, you can visit us in-centre.