Have you noticed your steering wheel shaking at higher speeds? Many people assume that is a symptom of a wheel alignment issue. It’s most likely a sign that your vehicle needs the wheels balanced. We use our state-of-the-art Hunter Road Force wheel balancing equipment to quickly and accurately balance your tires with the necessary weights.
How can you tell if your wheels need balanced? Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. One section of your tire is heavier than the other because it’s endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road. Most people are very satisfied with the performance difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes.
When you purchase your tires at Heinold & Feller we offer a free tire rotation package (in most cases).
Are you wondering how often you should rotate your tires? We recommend that you rotate your tires every 5,000 – 6,000 miles. The front tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle tend to wear down faster than rear tires. Typically rear wheel tires last twice as long as front wheel tires. Rotating your tires helps ensure even wearing for all your tires. Click the large box above to request an appointment or to get a quote for a new set of tires.
Wondering how to know when it is time to rotate your tires? Follow your vehicle’s owner’s manual suggestions, rotate them with every other oil change, or rotate them every 5,000 to 6,000 miles.
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If you find one of these warning signs, it’s time to request an appointment with us:
- Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires
- Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds