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When Do I Need Wheel Balancing and Why

Wheels Balanced



Long Beach, Downtown Wheel Balancing

Imagine you’re driving around Long Beach Downtown enjoying our beautiful coastal views when suddenly you realize there’s a vibration coming from the steering wheel, your seat and or the floorboard and it seems to get worse the more your accelerate. These could all be a signs that your wheels are out of balanced. Another sign you may notice is that your tires are starting to show uneven wear or you’re getting worse mileage.

Don’t worry, imbalanced wheels can be usually be balanced in one visit while you wait. Especially when you visit the experts at Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown. Our ASE certified technicians have the training and experience to work on all types of vehicles, no matter your make and model. When you get your tires balanced at Orozco’s, our mechanics will run a series of tests to see what needs to be done to get your tires up to code. This testing includes the use of weights, which are determined by the type of your vehicle and wheel system. After the balancing is complete you’ll be back on the road in no time enjoying your regular smooth ride.

Other factors to be careful of that may bring your wheels out of balance are as follows. The your tires age, also hard turns or rough roads can cause the weights to fall off the wheels and finally replacing one or more tires without getting them balanced.

If you’re vehicle is showing any of the previously mentioned issues you should never ignore them. Even thought balancing wheels is a common repair, imbalanced wheels directly impact the condition of your tires. Moreover, with all that vibration going on, it can lead to damage in other parts of your vehicle. This includes the CV driveshaft, axles, boots, and wheel bearings to name a few.

When Should You Get Your Wheels Balanced?
Rotating your tires should always be a part of a regular maintenance for your vehicle and with that, tire balancing should be part of the rotation process. Around 5,000 miles is a good rule on when should get your tires rotated. You may also want to get your wheels balanced if you get a flat and have the tire repaired, when you get an alignment or when you replace one or more tires.

If you don’t drive your vehicle very often and think it isn’t necessary to get your wheels balanced, just remember a car that stays parked for long periods may need to have the tires checked more often. Tires can lose pressure when they aren’t driven and they can also experience dry rot in our hot Long Beach, Downtown summers. If it’s a time schedule we suggest at a minimum of every two years, and once a year if you regularly drive rough roads.

The benefits of balancing your wheels regularly will help the life expectancy of your tires of about four to five years on a vehicle that is driven between 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year. Also along with your tires lasting longer, you can improve the life of all the vehicle’s parts connected to the tires and their operation. Lastly don’t forget the improved smooth ride driving experience.

If your vehicle is showing any of the above signs or you believe your vehicle’s wheels are out of balance or are not sure and would like to have your wheels inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown today at 562-426-6322 . Remember to always keep your vehicle in good condition to ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach – Los Angeles County CA
3033 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-426-6322 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair

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