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Tire balancing

Shepards Automotive Center - Tire Balancing

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Everyday wear on your tires is inevitable and will attribute to an imbalance in your tires weight distribution. As a matter of fact, a half an ounce in weight difference is enough to cause a vibration while driving.

Leave it to the experts at Shepards Automotive Center to assist you with your tire balancing needs. Tire balancing is an essential component of proper maintenance to ensure that weight is evenly distributed around the entire circumference of the unit.

Signs you may need your tires balanced include:

  • Faster than normal tread wear
  • Uneven tread wear
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Vibration in the steering wheel, seat or beneath your feet on the floorboard at faster speeds

Imbalanced tires can be remedied easily, however it takes precision from the experts at Shepards Automotive. We will take vibration measurements with our state-of-the-art tire balancing machine and record data that will assist us with applying small weights, fractions of ounces, to your wheel. If the weight distribution is still uneven it may be necessary for our technicians to rebalance your tires by repositioning the tire on the wheel.

Below is a general guideline on when to get your tires balanced.

  • You feel vibration in the steering wheel, the floorboard or your seat
  • You get them rotated, generally every 5,000 miles
  • A weight that used to be on the rim falls off
  • You notice uneven tire wear
  • At the very least every two years, once yearly if you drive rough roads
  • You get a flat and repair a tire
  • You buy any new tire(s)

For a comprehensive list of mechanical and maintenance services call us at 978.465.5973, Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm or contact us online today.

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