Wheel & Tire Balancing Service in Katy
Wheel balancing refers to compensation for imperfections in the tire and wheel. The smallest weight differences can throw a wheel out of balance and make it bounce as it rolls down the road. Improperly balanced wheels will cause vibration, premature and uneven tire wear, damage to steering and suspension parts, and affect the car’s handling.
Road Force Balancing
At Auto Check Elite, we use Hunter’s latest Road Force Wheel Balancing system. This is an advanced computerized method that applies about 1200 pound of pressure on the tire as it spins to simulate the road force. It then scans and measures both the tire and the wheel to detect other conditions, such as belt separations, and tire pull that would cause a vibration on the road.
Generally, both wheels and tires are not perfectly round and have high and low spots in terms of their runout. To achieve the best results we use a process called “match mounting”. We will measure both the wheel and tire, and then move the tire around on the wheel until the high spot of the tire matches the low spot of the wheel.