If your tyres are out-of-balance they will cause your car to vibrate at certain speeds, usually between 50 and 70 mph.
A tyre is out of balance when one section of the tyre is heavier than the others. One small amount of imbalance on a front tyre is enough to cause a noticeable vibration in the steering wheel at about 60mph.
To balance a wheel, our technician will mount it on one of our digital balancing machines which will spin it to locate any imbalance. He will then attach an environmentally friendly zinc weight to compensate and ensure a smooth ride at all road speeds.
Most high quality tyres will hold their balance fairly well and go out of balance very gradually. If you feel the vibration mostly in the steering wheel, the problem is most likely in a front wheel. If the vibration is mostly in the seat, the problem is probably in the rear.
If your tyres are vibrating at high speeds, come on in and we’ll check the balancing for you – you’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make!