Have you ever thought of a car without wheels? Will it be of any use if it doesn’t have four rubber tires below the body? Think about it.
A car without tires is like a human without their legs. You can’t move forward unless someone puts a force on you. So when you buy a car it is equally important that the tires are maintained and in running condition. Look at it the other way; the wheels are the most important parts of a car.
Let’s know what basically tire alignment is and what its importance is.
Alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affect how they make contact with the road.
Now the question here is how you would come to know when the wheels need an alignment.
There are a few ways to check like the thread of the tires or maybe when you’re driving check if your car is not running towards the left or right direction or once you feel that the steering wheel is vibrating.
If you feel any such case, you should immediately visit the technician and get the wheels aligned and balanced too so that you do not face wear and tear situations in the future.
Distinct from tire alignment, tire or wheel balancing refers to compensation for any weight imbalances in the tire/wheel combination and is often performed in conjunction with the wheel alignment. There are two basic types of tire/wheel imbalance that need correction – static (single plane) and dynamic (dual plane).
To begin balancing your tires, a technician will mount them on the correct rims and adjust the pressure to optimal inflation. Then each tire goes on the center bore of a balancing machine. The machine spins the tire at a high speed to measure the wheel/tire combination imbalance. It signals how much weight the tech should add to balance out the tire and the areas where said weight is needed.
Tire balancing is essential for proper tire care for the same reason as wheel alignment: prevention of premature tread wear. Unbalanced tires will also result in an increase in tire wear. This is because to compensate for the added stress on the tires that the imbalance has created, the tires start to wear from the edges, whereas with balanced tires, they will wear from the middle. When this occurs, it will mean that you will have to change your tires as they will no longer provide you with the necessary grip to drive safely.
If you are still confused and require an opinion, visit us at Capital Hyundai, Noida and get the best recommendations and guidance from our team of experts and we will make sure you go back satisfied as we believe in customer satisfaction first.