When it comes to maintaining your tires, it is common for drivers to check air pressure and rotate tires for even tread wear and extend the life of their investment. However, Tire Balancing is one of the most overlooked services.
What is Tire Balancing?
Tire balancing identifies uneven weight distribution in your tires or wheels and corrects those imbalances.
At Victory Lube, we put your tire on the rim and then place it on a piece of equipment called a tire balancer. We then run them at high-speed to pinpoint any imbalances and correct issues found. Well-balanced tires will give you peace of mind that you’ll ride smoothly and your tires will wear evenly over time.
Importance of Tire Balancing
Smooth ride: Balancing helps eliminate these vibrations, providing a smoother and more comfortable ride for the driver and passengers.
Extended tire life: When tires are imbalanced, they wear unevenly, and that will cause you to replace your tires early. Balancing tires will lead to even tread wear and longer life for your tire investment.
Safety: Balanced Tire ensure good contact with the road and allows your tires to provide the optimal performance you paid for when you purchased them, such as grip, stability and braking or evasive actions.
Fuel efficiency: Balanced tires help reduce rolling resistance, allowing the vehicle to move more efficiently and potentially saving fuel.
When should you ask for a Tire Balance Service?
When you buy new tires from Victory Lube: We include tire balancing services when you install your new tires at Victory Lube.
When you get your tires rotated: When you rotate the tires, this is an excellent opportunity to ask for this service as your tires are off your vehicle, and each can be checked to see if they are imbalanced and have signs of uneven wear.
During your seasonal tire change: When replacing your summer tires for your winter or vice versa, this is also an excellent time to ask your Victory Lube Tire Expert for a tire balance service. They can be checked and corrected before installation and help extend the life of both sets of tires.
During tire repair or replacement: Whenever a tire is repaired or replaced, you should have a tire balance service before reinstalling. Ask your Victory Lube Tire Expert if you need a tire balance service when removing the tire from the wheel assembly.
Have your tires balanced at Victory Lube!
Your Victory Lube Tire Expert will help you extend the life of your tires! If you are experiencing vibration or are worried about uneven tread wear, drive into Victory Lube today, and our Tire Experts will provide a tire inspection for FREE!