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Why Are My Tires Vibrating? TIRECRAFT Wheel Balancing Breakdown

Vehicle vibrations are both common and multicausal, but wheel balancing services are often the solution. Read on to learn how wheel balancing prevents vibrations and find out what to do when vibrations persist after your service, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to schedule a free consultation straight away.

How To Prevent Vibrations With Wheel Balancing Services

These are just a few ways our wheel balancing services prevent vehicle vibrations:

  • Even out assembly imbalances. Even with modern manufacturing practices, it is impossible to make a wheel or tire that is perfectly balanced all the way around. Wheel balancing corrects these issues, using sophisticated machinery to spin each tire and identify imbalances, then attaching small lead weights to your wheels to eliminate any vibrations during rotation.

    Most experts recommend booking a wheel balancing service after every 12 months or 20,000km of driving—whichever comes first—as well as any time you purchase a new set of tires or complete a seasonal changeover.

  • Prevent uneven tread wear. Uneven tread wear, such as tire cupping, is a major cause of vehicle vibration, and wheel balancing is one of the most powerful preventative measures you can take.
  • Increase your odds of detecting damage with regular wheel balancing services. As part of every wheel balancing service, we fully inspect your tires, wheels, rims, and suspension parts to spot any signs of damage.

    If we find any evidence of impact damage or significant wear-and-tear on any parts, we can replace them for you for a fair price, and you can collect MyTIRECRAFT rewards for every dollar you spend.

Why Are My Tires Still Vibrating After My Wheel Balancing Service?

Wheel balancing is one of the best solutions for vehicle vibrations, but imbalances aren’t the sole cause for a shaky ride.

For example, if you still feel tire vibrations after a wheel balancing service, you may be dealing with tire runout.

Tire runout takes one of two forms, known respectively as radial and lateral runout.

Radial run-out refers to any deviation of a tire/wheel assembly’s roundness—the further it is from a perfect circle, the worse the radial runout. This causes the tire to bounce up and down as it rotates, creating significant vibrations that travel up through the steering column, negatively affecting driver control and comfort, while also stripping years off your tire’s service life.

In contrast, lateral runout refers to the deviation of the tire sidewall from a perfect plane, which creates a side-to-side or wobbling movement of the assembly as it rotates. The greater the lateral runout, the less support your tire has during its rotation, which can cause wiggling and side-to-side motion, but little vibration.

If your vehicle is really vibrating, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with a radial runout issue, and our wheel balancing technicians can help!

To resolve runout issues, we offer:

  • Accurate radial runout measurements using the proper gauge
  • Full documentation of the differences between the high and low points of the assembly
  • Match mounting, and more

Additionally, lingering vibration issues may be caused by loose parts, poor tire alignment, uneven tire wear, separated tire tread, or worn suspension parts and joints. But whatever the case may be, our technicians will help you get to the root of the problem, repair or replace faulty parts, and eliminate vibrations to keep you safe and comfortable on the road.

Get A Free Quote On Wheel Balancing Services Near Me: Contact TIRECRAFT

Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to get in touch with our wheel balancing technicians and put an end to excessive vehicle vibrations today!

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