Have you ever been confused about when you should get your car’s wheels balanced? If so, you’re not alone. Plenty of car owners are in the same boat as you and SpringMasters Auto Repair has some information that can help you to make sense of when to get your wheels balanced.
When You Get Your Tires Rotated
If you’ve already started to see the light when it comes to getting your tires rotated, it’s a good idea to add balance to that service at the same time. Wheel balancing, like tire rotations, does a lot to protect the life of your tires and the well-being of your wheels and suspension parts. It should be done roughly as often as you have your tires rotated, too, which means it takes care of two maintenance items at the same time.
When You Spot Uneven Tread Wear
Spotted some uneven tread wear? There are a few things that can help with that problem, and wheel balancing is indeed one of them. Starting with wheel balancing helps you to narrow down potential causes of uneven tread wear so that you can resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
If You’re Buying Brand-new Tires
When you buy new tires, make sure that you get them balanced at the same time. Your car’s wheels aren’t perfectly evenly weighted all the way around, and neither are tires, even when they’re brand new. That means that wheel balancing really is essential every time you put new tires on your car.
Check the Schedule in the Owner’s Manual
Your car’s manufacturer lists out all of the required and recommended services for your car in the owner’s manual. Sometimes this can get confusing, but one of the many services listed is wheel balancing. You’ll be able to see what your car’s manufacturer has to say about wheel balancing and how often you should have it done. Generally speaking, most manufacturers recommend having wheels balanced every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Pairing wheel balancing up with other services that are recommended around the same mileage can help you to keep up with them.
Give us a call at SpringMasters Auto Repair in Stickney, IL today if it’s been a while since your wheels were last balanced. We can take care of wheel balancing and anything else that your car needs while you’re here. If it helps, we can also help you to set up a schedule for other necessary services.