Understanding Wheel Balancing

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Wheel balancing is needed every time a new tyre is fitted to the wheel it is also known as tyre balancing. It is something to do with balancing your wheels so they can move efficiently. If you feel vibration in your steering wheel, wheel balancing should be performed.

The wheel balancing process involves positioning the whole assembly of wheel or tyre to the balancer. Precision machinery is needed to test which wheel is heavier than the others.  The process is for a technician to do balancing using a bonding cement to attached to the small lead weights to the lightest part of your wheel. The putting it at the center of the balancer and spins it to know where the weights should go.

The truth is, wheels and tyre does not have the same weight on all of them. The stem hole in the wheel’s valve will, for the most part, take away a fair quantity of weight from one side of the wheel. Tyres will likewise have slight weight balances regardless of whether the joining tip of the cap  forms a slight difference in the wheel’s shape. A fair amount of balance issues can, without much of a stretch, become an enormous balance issue in centrifugal force that causes the entire assembly of wheel or tyre to turn with some sort of  the wheel/tire get together to turn with a sort of clumping movement. This generally converts into a vibration in the vehicle and some aberrant and damaging wear on the tyres.


Here are few things that you should know about wheel balancing:

  • It is necessary. Unevenness in weight of every wheel or tyre is unavoidable.
  • Tyres wear overtime, therefore, it is just natural to do rebalancing when tyres are rotated or when changing tyres. Rebalancing of tyres will prolong their its life expectancy.
  • It is also important to note that wheel balancing only fixes the wheel’s or tyre’s balance and that it will not stop vibrations from curved or crooked wheel, unproportioned tyre, or uneven tyre wear. Wheel balancing is only for weight differences.
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