How Often (and why) Should I Balance My Tyres?

Only 11% of drivers check their tyre pressure every month and even less bother themselves with making sure their tyres are balanced, according to a recent study on driver behaviour.  Just like correct inflation pressure, regular tyre rotations, precise alignment, and balancing your tyres from time to time is a part of proper tyre maintenance.

Tyre balancing makes sure that weight is evenly distributed around the entire circumference of the vehicle. The common signs of out-of-balance tyres are uneven and faster tread wear, poor fuel economy, and vibration in the steering wheel. Just half an ounce in weight difference is enough to cause a vibration when you’re driving. 

Vibrations can also be caused by a crooked wheel, a damaged tyre (which won’t be fixed by balancing), worn out suspension parts or worn out wheel bearings, so wheel and tyre balancing may not eliminate all vibrations.

The best way to avoid this risk is to prevent the situation from happening at all. The unspoken rule is that your tyres should be rebalanced every 12,000 miles driven or every other time your tyres are rotated. Many people leave out the balancing part and only have their tyres rotated. 

It is a good idea to have it checked at least every two years, or more often in places where roads are not well-maintained. As is the case in Lagos and some parts of Nigeria. As balancing is a delicate process, it’s important to have it done at the best place by the best hands. And word on the street is that Tyre Pro boasts experienced professionals with modern equipment to offer you the most affordbale tyre balancing services out there.

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