Wheel Alignment and Balances Make Difference in Car Ride Quality

August 9th, 2016 by

Plenty of people want to make sure that their new Kia goes the distance for them, and per usual, we say the best way for that to happen is through auto service. Here at Pat Peck Kia, to get a smooth ride, two services that are important are wheel balance and wheel alignments, and today we’re explaining each.

What is a wheel balance?

  • A wheel balance adjusts proper balance of the wheels
  • When your wheels aren’t balanced it causes tread wear and the distribution of weight around the tire to change, which can lead to imbalance, causing the vehicle to shake or vibrate
  • Wheel balance service uses a calibrated spin balancer and will test it at moving and non-moving to make sure your wheels are balanced if they are not, they are adjusted
  • Most wheel balancing is recommended every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, or every six months

What is a wheel alignment?

  • A wheel alignment will adjust the angle of your car’s wheels to the position that is set by the manufacturers recommended specification
  • The inspection includes looking at the toe, chamber, and caster, which are the three components that measure wheel alignment. If adjustments are needed, they are made
  • If you notice any pulling of the vehicle to one side or your vehicle has recently been in a collision, you should get a wheel alignment
  • We also recommend a wheel alignment every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, especially if you drive through potholes, gravel road, or in many different road conditions

Schedule an appointment with us today here in our D'Iberville, MS showroom, as we’d be happy to help.

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