When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, two key services often come up: wheel alignment and wheel balancing. While they both contribute to a better drive, they address different issues.
Wheel Alignment focuses on the angles of your car’s wheels in relation to each other and to the car itself. Think of it as making sure all your wheels are pointing in the right direction. Proper alignment ensures your tires meet the road at the correct angle, your wheels are centred in the wheel wells, and the steering wheel is straight.
Wheel Balancing, on the other hand, is all about evenly distributing the weight of the tire and wheel assembly to ensure a smooth ride. Over time, wheels can become unbalanced, leading to vibrations, excessive tire wear, and strain on your car’s suspension. Balancing your wheels involves adding small weights to the wheel to counterbalance these issues.