The secret of keeping your car in proper working condition lies in following the recommended maintenance schedule. The immense strain our vehicles withstand every day can subject its components to premature wear. Issues like wheel imbalance can even severely degrade your car’s handling characteristics.
That’s why we, Star Tyres, recommend you bring your vehicle for wheel balancing whenever you face such an issue. We have a team of expert technicians armed with cutting-edge equipment who will attend to and repair the problem in no time.
How to identify issues with wheel balance?
Ideally, a brand new set of car tyres should always be perfectly balanced. However, once you start using it, the excessive strain causes it to lose its well-adjusted nature. That gives rise to several issues like excessive vibrations, tyre wear, reduced mileage, etc.
As a car owner, you should be well aware of the indications of wheel imbalance. So, let’s take a look at the signs which indicate that you should bring your car to our garage for wheel balancing in Preston.
Excessive vibrations – You will experience severe vibrations while driving if your car’s wheels are imbalanced. It will be especially apparent at high speeds, felt through the steering column, floorboard, and even seats. It happens as the weighted spot in your wheel shunts against the road at periodic intervals, causing it to bump with every revolution.
Accelerated tyre wear – Another key indicator of improper wheel balancing is accelerated tyre wear. You will notice sections of tyre carcass with scalloped wear pattern. Because of the imbalance, a particular part of your car’s tyre scrapes against the road excessively, causing the signature scalloped, or cupped wear pattern.
Reduced fuel efficiency – Wheel imbalance severely affects your car’s performance, which causes its engine to work a lot harder even under normal conditions. It also affects your car’s fuel efficiency. Whenever you notice a sudden drop in mileage accompanied with the issues mentioned above, bring it to our garage for a complete inspection.
What do we have to offer?
Like every other automobile related issue, we take wheel balancing very seriously and approach it systematically to ensure quick and proper repair.
We have the top-of-the-line wheel balancing machine which can measure the point of imbalance precisely. It also tells us exactly how much counterweight we need to install, and where to put it, to correct the imbalance.
After our technicians secure the counterweight, they will run the wheel through another series of tests to ensure it is appropriately balanced. Once it is concluded, we will attach the wheel to your car to make it ready for use.
Properly executed wheel balancing will show immediate results. Once you drive off from Star Tyres, you will notice an immediate boost in your vehicle's mileage, driving comfort, and overall handling.
Visit us today
Bring your car to our garage today for wheel balancing in Preston and enjoy the highest quality services at an affordable price. We are available from Monday to Saturday, 8:15 AM to 18:00 PM, and on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM. You can also call us to schedule an appointment before your visit.