Let’s face it: there’s nothing more annoying with your vehicle’s performance than getting up to driving speed and feeling your tires shake. Maybe it happens at 30 miles per hour or maybe it happens at 70 miles per hour. But it’s always there. And it drives you nuts.
If you feel the vibration in your steering wheel, chances are your front tires need to be balanced. If you feel a vibration in your seat, usually it’s the rear tires that are out of balance.
Most tire vibration problems can be remedied by having your tires and wheel balanced. Over the course of time, your wheels might have lost a wheel weight causing one or more of your tires to be out of balance. Rebalancing your tires can fix this problem quickly.
Tire vibration can also be caused by other things. If you have irregular wear patterns on your tires, it’s usually best to move those tires to the rear of your vehicle so any vibration caused by irregular wear is behind you and not making your steering wheel shake.
Balancing and possibly rotating your tires is the first step in making your vehicle ride as smooth as it should. When we balance your tires, we will also inspect them to make sure they are experiencing normal wear and to make sure they are still safe to keep on your car, light truck or SUV.
If your vehicle is experiencing “the shakes”, bring it in and let us take a look. If balancing your tires doesn’t solve your vibration problem, it might indicate other factors that need to be checked. First and foremost, our goal is to make sure your vehicle is safe for you and your family.