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Wheel balancing Facts-Car Drivers are still not sure What WHEEL BALANCING IS ?

Wheel balancing Facts

Wheel balancing Facts; in the beginning?

Wheel balancing Facts When I first started working in the tyre trade. Then, wheel balancing was not as important . Especially, on the old x ply tyres on slowly driven cars. Hence, as it is on today’s fast cars driving on the fast highways. For this reason, we used to spend hours trying to balance Jaguar wheels. Thus, on old “spirit level” wheel balancers. In times gone by the Jaguar was about the fastest British car out . Consequently, Jaguars came out on Dunlop tyres . This was a textile radial the size was Er70Vr x15.

The problem was that Dunlop could not get the tyre to balance correctly. Therefore, all the tyres had to go back to Dunlop to be skimmed on a special machine. Thus, to make the tyres circumference what you may call “round”. As I have said, a special machine had to be made to perform this. For this reason, all Jaguar wheels were done in this way.
Nowadays we used very sophisticated machinery. Exclusively, to perform the wheel balancing. Moreover, these machines are computerised and very accurate. Pinpointing the exact place where the weight should be attached.

It is now very rare that a wheel would need re-balancing. Even more, once the new tyre was fitted and the wheel balancing was done. For this reason, we have all experienced the  vibration of their wheels. Especially, wheels that say, looses a weight. Balancing,  also causes problems with your suspension and steering parts. Apart from annoying the driver. Therefore, it is important that you get the wheels balanced again. Preferably, as soon as possible.

Wheel balancing “wobble” is very distinctive

The vibration or wobble caused by an out of balance wheel is easy to identify. Your car will drive normally until a certain speed is reached , balancing Facts say 50 mph and start to vibrate through your hands on the steering wheel, the car will normally drive through this to say 60 mph and then feel perfectly normal, this is your wheels that are out of balance.

Sometimes the facts state that vibration comes through your seat, this is usually your rear wheels that are out of balance, most other things that can vibrate on your car such as faulty brakes, will be a more violent vibration and will start at low speeds and be very noisy , if this happens stop your car a seek some advice from a skilled engineer or your nearest Auto-centre.
To summarise  balancing Facts can cause your tyres to wear prematurely and also feels uncomfortable when driving any good Tyre centre will correct the problem in half an hour and have you on your way in no time.
Please watch this great video from you-tube…

This post was written by Eric Robertswww.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

 

WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX UK-Recommended preventative tyre maintenance and a smooth ride?

 Post Updated 2nd Jan 2014/8th may 2004

WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX; is just another maintenance measure to think about.

wheel balancing

Alex in his summer shorts,WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX

Pellon Auto-centre in West Yorkshire know only too well the importance of wheel balancing on your car when new tyres are fitted to your car. Here in the UK this service is now done as part of the new tyre price, as is the cost of your old tyre removing.It is very important though that if you can feel a slight vibration coming from your wheels when driving on the motorway that you should have your wheels re-balanced.This could cause further Wheel Balancing Problems and more than anything makes your driving feel very uncomfortable, At higher speeds. A wheel that is out of  Balance will have steering problems.Vibrations will produce shaking, that will be felt in the steering wheel and possibly throughout the rest of the car”. WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX, will put these problems right and produce a smooth ride at all speeds.

 

WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX

WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX;Aaron doing a wheel balance in Halifax

“A wheel alignment is also a good preventative maintenance service even though it is not directly related to the tyres. A wheel alignment benefits the complex suspension and steering components to make sure that they remain set up correctly, allowing the tires to run straight and perfectly level on the ground. This service should be preformed when new tyres are installed on the vehicle, including when summer tires are replaced by snow or winter tyres”…by Waterloo Region shop talk.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the
Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of
national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a companyWHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX
here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger
about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my
business.

 

Wheel balancing and wheel alignment 

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Balancing Car Tyres- We have all felt our steering wheel shaking?

Post Updated 26th Dec 2013

Balancing Car Tyres;Balancing tyres in the old days

 Many of the older car drivers (including myself) will remember the way that Balancing Car Tyres equipment we used to balance wheels in the old days. The machine was just piece of metal that literally sat on a spindle with a

Balancing Car Tyres

Balancing Car Tyres;Balancing a wheel on a rare HOT day here in Halifax West Yorkshire

bubble  in the centre where the wheel was put and wherever the tyres tilted a lead balance weight was placed at the opposite side to counter balance the wheel until the wheel laid straight across in a flat position. Those days though cars would only do 80 mph maximum and there were very few motorways to test your speed, so perhaps balancing was not so important in those days.

Nowadays if you own a car then you should be concerned about the safety to yourself, your passengers, and the other people on the road. Tyres are a big investment requiring proper care. Tyre pressure, changing the tyres round on the car and tyre balancing are three important elements, not forgetting the Balance Problems

Looking after your tyre pressures, is very important for the safety of everyone in your car and other road users that may be on the road. The correct tyre pressures are also very important, Under-inflated tyres are more dangerous than over-inflated tyres, but both can be dangerous, so keep the tyres at the correct pressures.. If they are under-inflated they will over heat, this could lead to premature failure and a blow-out at high speed. Whereas over-inflated tyres cause rapid tread wear which leads to poor vehicle handling on the road.

Basically, Balancing Car Tyres evenly distributes the mass from the centre out wards on the wheel. If the weight is not evenly distributed, it will cause vibrations while driving at certain speeds, between 50 and 70 mph is the normal speeds that you will feel out of balanced wheels vibration through the steering wheel also pulling the car to the left or right. This can harm your steering parts by causing premature wear on the parts, this is due to the vibration. The slightest weight imbalance can trigger vibration which needs to be adjusted by a tyre centre professional who use a specialized balancing machine.(we have two).

Our tyre technicians check for heavy spots on the wheel-tyre combination by mounting it on an electric balancing machine which spins the tyre and locates any heavy spots on the wheel. If a side is heavier than the another then the machine automatically picks this up and this means the tyre is out-of-balance. Our machines then tell us exactly where the wheel and tyres are out of balance and by placing a measured lead weight on the opposite side of the heavy spot the tyre is then correctly balanced. Basically a tyre and wheel is out of balance when one section of the tyre is heavier than another.

Balancing Car Tyres

Aaron balancing a wheel electronically

These days we balance every single wheel that we fit tyres to.

This is always included in the cost of a new tyre, even if they are tyre  cheap tyres. After the car has been driven on the road there are many reasons for wheels to go out-of-balance for instance each time you drive your car and the wheel rotates, it is possible to loose an original weight, or hard braking and acceleration causing the tyre to rotate hence losing their original balance weights. For accurate Balancing Car Tyres equipment, then an up-to-date spin balancer is perfect for both static and dynamic balance, we have two wheel balancers on the go all the time, they are wonderful machines and perfect for the fast cars of to days motoring and fast cars.

These cars have now got much larger, wider, and heavier tyres and rims and need dynamic balancing which is possible through a modern electric spin balancer. Most balancing machines provides accuracy to tenths of a gram and we are able to balance any car on the road today.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK- An explanation of wheel balancing and how it affects your cars handling

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

One of the most annoying problems for the motorist. Is when you develop a shake on your steering wheel when driving along the motorway. The experience is truly an uncomfortable feeling. Hence, due to the vibration of the steering wheel; Then you have a front wheel balancing problem. Thus, the vibration comes through the whole car when the out of balance comes from rear wheels.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

The out of balance situation gives you a shaky steering wheel affect, and often comes on very gradually at a certain speed say 50mph. You can often drive through this, but your car always seems to be out of balance at the wrong speed say 70mph and the only way to drive through this is to break the speed limit ?. This is most annoying to the driver of the car, but can be remedied by having your wheel balancing checked out at the nearest Auto-centre, or put up the problem when you get home, especially if you’re on the motorway.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

The most common problem to cause out of balance wheels. Is after you have had new tyres fitted. Once you have had, new tyres fitted. It is possible to lose a balance weight off your wheels.

Balance weights these days are made of alloys and not lead. Because of health and safety factors. Thus, due to lead poisoning. As a result, although for the last 35 years that I have been in the tyre trade. I have never known of any tyre fitter becoming ill or dying. Because of using wheel balancing weights to balance wheels. Accordingly, this is another silly law from the European Union. However, these balance weights are usually stuck on to the wheels by adhesive pads, and therefore, it is possible that a stuck on weight may come off when new tyres are fitted.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK- should be done on a “Special Machine”

In my experience, this is the most common reason for your wheels to be out of balance and if you experience the problem then just go back to where the tyres were fitted and they will be re-balanced for you free of charge.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK is done on a  special machine that is specifically designed for that job. Make sure that you buy your tyres from a reputable source, such as a modern tyre centre and ask if they are using the correct equipment. Modern cars with large low profile tyres require wheel balancing from the latest machines, indeed out of balanced tyres can cause damage to your car and if this problem occurs as stated earlier then you should re-balance your wheels immediately.

Wheel Balancing Can be carried out by “Our Experts” in Halifax and Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire by www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. They are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Accordingly, they also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Thus, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for the high standard of equipment and workmanship.