TIRE INSTALLATION AND BALANCING

What do “mounting” and “balancing” meanMounting is pretty self-explanatory – it’s simply the act of putting the tires onto the wheels, then installing the wheels onto your vehicle’s axles. … An easy way to understand the concept of a balanced tire is to think about your washing machine during the spin cycle. Balancing distributes weight evenly between the tire and rim with helps your car drive smoothly. Here at 416 wheels we have the state of the art Hunter Roadforce machine that guarantees efficient balance.

Simply put, tire mounting is the procedure of installing tires onto the wheels, which are then installed onto the car’s axle. Tire balancing is the most complex part of the tire mounting process. When you mount tires, it’s essential that they are properly centered on the wheel to ensure the smoothest ride. Lots of vehicles these days Need proper installation and balance. Whether it be all season tires, summer tires or winter tires, vehicles like Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Honda, Audi, Infiniti, KIA, Toyota, Subaru all have low profile tires and if not installed and balanced properly could cause rough rides for your car. 

WHY BALANCED TIRES ARE IMPORTANT

Unbalanced car tires can cause damage to different parts of your vehicle. For example, driving with tires that aren’t properly balanced puts undue stress on your shocks, bearings, and wheel assembly. Driving on tires out of balance may cause your fuel costs to rise. A properly balanced set of tires and wheels will give you a smooth ride and save you money!

WHEN TO CHECK TIRES

Wheels and tires need to be balanced when a set of 2 or 4 new tires is put on, or when a tire shows signs of uneven wear. It is recommended that tires be inspected every 4,000-6,000 miles to be sure your tires are balanced, wearing evenly, and giving you the best handling and performance possible. If you notice vibrations in the car or steering wheel while driving, the car pulling to one side, uneven tire wear, or reduced fuel economy, it may be time to get your tires checked out. 

EXPERT TIRE SERVICE

At 416 Wheels & Tires located in the Mississauga / Etobicoke border region, we have high end Italian touch-less machines (Mondolfo ferro) capable of handling all summer tires, all season tires and winter tire installations! Our machine coupled with our Hunter road force balancer ensures that your low profile summer tires, winter tires or all season tires are installed and balanced with precision. 

Call us now! 416-677-4480

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