Balancing and alignment
When should we do wheel alignment and balancing together?
Wheel alignment and balancing are two totally different things, but many people often get them confused. Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is to help maximise the tire’s life-pan and the driver’s comfort. Wheel Balancing, on the other hand allows the tires and wheels to spin without causing any vibrations. Balancing is done by checking for any heavy spots on the wheel-tire combination.
When should we have our wheels balanced?
Because no tire is perfectly balanced, every time you change your tires you should also balance the wheels to make sure there are no heavy spots. Therefore, all our installers will balance your wheels after installation of new tires ordered from BlackCircles.ca.
When should we have our wheels aligned?
The main objective of wheel alignment is to set the right and proper vehicle’s angle based on the vehicle’s make and model. One of the 3 situations listed below could indicate a poor vehicle alignment.
When your tires are worn only on the outside, only on the inside or just in the center, it could indicate that your tires are over or under inflated. However, when the tire has uneven wear on either side of the tread, it is highly likely to be the result of a poor wheel alignment. Poor alignment can be caused by, but is not limited to, a severe hit on a curb. Go to your nearest installer to have your tires checked
Is wheel alignment needed when installing new tires?
Unlike balancing, alignment is not needed when changing tires. Unless you have a problem with the vehicle, there is no need for wheel alignment.