Unbalanced wheels can cause your tyres to wear prematurely.
Correct wheel balance on your car is very important. Unbalanced wheels can cause your tyres to wear prematurely, as well as causing accelerated wear of your shock absorbers , struts and steering components. All this can seriously affect your car's overall performance as well as potentially increasing the cost of wheel balancing.
How does wheel balancing work?
Our expert technicians can ensure the weight of your wheels is distributed evenly to ensure balancing of wheels that provides you with a smooth ride and reduce the chances of early tyre wear.
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The warning signs
If a wheel is out of balance, it will cause a vibration at high speeds that can be felt in the steering wheel and/or the seat. If the alignment is out, it can cause excessive tyre wear and steering or tracking problems. We offer two types of wheel-balancing service: standard computer wheel balancing and premium computer wheel balancing.
Standard computer wheel balancing
A wheel balance makes sure that the wheel and tyre weight is evenly distributed. We do this by spinning the wheel on a balancing machine that diagnoses whether or not the wheel is out of balance. If the wheel is out of balance, small weights are added to ensure even weight distribution and a smooth and consistent rotation of the tyre. The standard wheel balancing includes a cone setup to fix the wheel to the balancing machine, but does not simulate the pressure that would be applied to the wheel when it is fixed to the car by the wheel nuts.
All work is backed by our industry-leading Australia wide guarantee
Premium computer wheel balancing
So, how is wheel balancing done? We use the latest computer wheel balancing technology (Haweka wheel balancing systems) so that your car's wheels are balanced perfectly, improving fuel economy and providing you with smooth, vibration-free driving. The Haweka system replicates your wheel as it would be secured to the car by using a plate and finger system to simulate tightened wheel nuts on your wheel.
All our work is backed by our industry-leading Australia wide guarantee