Wheel Balancing In Cornwall
One of the most important services Xpress offer is Wheel Balancing. Wheel Balancing you say? Yes, that’s right, many of our customers have not heard of it either, but it’s a vitally important component to help maximise tyre life. If you feel a shudder or shake while you are driving, it is important to get it checked out.
The tyres of your vehicle are probably the most important safety aspects to consider. After all, tyres are what connects our vehicle to the ground on which we drive.
Cars would not work if wheels were oval or egg shaped, because the distributed force needs to be uniform regardless of which aspect of the tyre is in contact with the road. This is the exact reason why wheels need to be balanced.
Types of wheel balancing
Depending on both the model and make of your car, your vehicle will either have a five point centre balance check or a centre point balance check. The five-point balance, sometimes called a stud balance, mimics the way that the wheel connects to the car, and is the most accurate for balancing.
If we find a discrepancy in either balance check then our certified and trained mechanics will add small weights to the wheels to ensure that they balance. The weights used at Xpress Garage are the industries highest standards and will withstand all stresses experienced by the wheel.
A Full Service is ideal for an annual maintenance programme for your car and recommended every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever is sooner. Some manufacturers may recommend more frequent checks. Interim Servicing is ideal for vehicles used for short, mainly urban journeys or for those who wish to service vehicles doing very high mileage more regularly.
As mentioned above, unbalanced wheels will create an experience of shake or shudder, particularly at high speeds. If the shake is experienced through the steering wheel, then the balancing needs to be corrected in the front wheels, whereas if the shake comes through the seat it is the back tyres which must be inspected.