One of the easiest ways to tell when something is not right with your tyres is from behind the steering wheel.
Vibration through the steering wheel can mean that a wheel is out of balance, this results in premature wearing of suspension and steering components, rotating parts and tyres.
Tiny weights are used to counterbalance the heaviest part of the tyre and wheel assembly.
If these weights become loose, the wheel will wobble — more at higher speeds — which will increase tyre wear and is potentially unsafe.
In such a situation you should have your wheels balanced on a wheel balancing machine. The machine rotates the tyre and wheel assembly and automatically calculates the weight and location of the balance counter weight.
Balanced wheels in a vehicle deliver a smoother ride and better wear from your tyres, again saving you time and money.