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Wheel Balancing Tips Every Driver Needs To Know

Tire Balancing


Garden Grove Wheel Balancing

Imagine you’re driving to your local market in Garden Grove and all of a sudden you notice a vibration in the steering wheel, your seat or coming from the floorboard and it gets worse the faster you go. Those are all signs that you may be due to have your wheels balanced. Another sign is you may notice you’re getting uneven wear on your tires or you’re not get the same mileage that you used to.

But before you panic imbalanced tires can be corrected fairly easy, especially when you visit the experts at Orozco’s Auto Service. Our certified ASE mechanics are trained to work on all vehicles no matter the make and model. When you have your tires balanced, the technician will run a series of tests to see what needs to be done to get your tires up to code. This testing includes the use of weights, which will be determined by the type of vehicle and wheel system you own. After all the balancing is completed you’ll be back on the road in no time enjoying your smooth ride.

Some common factors that may bring your wheels out of balance can be occasionally taking a hard turn or rough roads causing the weights to fall off the wheels, replacing one or more tires without getting them balanced or just time.

If your are noticing any of the previously mentioned vibrations don’t ignore the problem. Even thought it’s a fairly simple fix imbalanced wheels directly impact the condition of your tires. Moreover, with all that shaking driving on worn tires can lead to damage in other parts of your vehicle. This includes the CV driveshaft, axles, boots, and wheel bearings to name a few.

How Often Should You Get Your Tires Balanced?
Tire rotation should part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance and with that tire balancing should be part of the rotation process. You should get them rotated about every 5,000 miles. You may also get a tire balanced when you get a flat and repair a tire, with an alignment or when you replace one or more tires on your vehicle. On a time schedule we suggest at a minimum of every two years, and once a year if you regularly drive rough roads.

If you’re someone who doesn’t drive their vehicle very often and think it isn’t necessary to get a tire balance that often, remember a car that stays parked for long periods of time may need to have the tires checked more often. Cars lose tire pressure when they aren’t driven that much and they can also experience dry rot in our hot Garden Grove whether

The benefits of balancing your wheels regularly will help the life expectancy of your tires of about four to five years on a car that is driven between 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year. Also along with your tires lasting longer, you can improve the life of all the vehicle’s parts connected to the tires and their operation. Lastly don’t forget the improved smooth ride driving experience.

If your vehicle is showing any of the above signs or you believe your vehicle’s wheels are out of balance or are not sure and would like to have your wheels inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at (714) 537-0076. Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

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