A wheel balance consists of small weights placed around the wheel to help balance the tire and wheel assembly. Balancing your wheels helps prevent uneven tire wear and minimizes wheel vibration. Balancing is performed anytime you put new tires on your car and should be performed every 6,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.
An unbalanced tire can cause premature wear of the tire and damage to the strut and shock. It can also lead to wheel vibration, poor handling, and excessive noise while driving. Have your tires balance checked at your Goodyear Auto Service if you notice any of these symptoms.
Rotating the position of each tire helps equalize tread wear and maximize the life of your tires. If your tires aren't rotated regularly, they may need tobe replaced prematurely. Front tires tend to wear faster than rear tires on front wheel drive vehicles due to added pressure/resistance from steering.
Plan to have your tires rotated every 6,000 miles.
Properly repairing a tire that has deflated or is losing air because it has picked up a nail, screw or sharp object is critical. Some tires may be repaired if they continually lose air or have a puncture in the tread area.
Tire repairs need to be performed correctly in accordance with strict industry standards. Before any repair, a service professional must properly inspect the tire by removing it from the wheel and inspect the outside and inside to determine the extent of the damage and to determine if the tire can be repaired.
When a tire can be repaired, Goodyear Auto Service performs a complete repair by using a tire repair plug and patch combination. Once completed, the technicians will rebalance the tire and rim and reset the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), if applicable.