Tire Installation and Balancing

Every installation of a new tire demands balancing the wheels. Re-balancing is also needed, when a tire was demounted for repair. The proper balance for your car improves steering control, traction and increases the life of your new tires. Driving daily on damaged roads could lead to the loss of balancing. But on top of all, no matter how carefully wheels and tires are balanced, in time, they will lose it.

How do you know if you need to install new tires?

The Lincoln coin method is the best to check if the tread depth is the right one or it doesn’t fit the normal conditions. It’s easy and you don’t need to be a specialist to do that. You can do it in front of your home. Analyze the tire and choose the part that you think it’s most damaged, take the penny and insert it into the tread, with Lincoln’s head down. If the tread passes the head, then the tires are still OK. There are also other possibilities of knowing if your car needs new tires, like visible bulges or blisters. Remember that is very dangerous to drive in such conditions. The tire of the vehicle may blow out.

Without a proper wheel balance, you have to know that you might be in danger. On snowy weather or when you want to break, the car may not respond to your maneuvers or commands. You can recognize very easy if the vehicle is not balanced properly, because it creates a typical vibration which, on higher speeds, gets worst. The speed at which the vehicle produces the vibration differs, according to the type of wheels, the size or the waist of the vehicle. In these cases, you really must take your car at Lincolnwood Car Expert for a balancing inspection. A great team of experts will not only inspect the wheels, but they will also inspect the suspension or the steering, to figure out the real problem and what exactly is causing the vibration.

An inspection at Lincolnwood Car Expert will eliminate premature tire wear. Combined to wheel alignment, balanced wheels will improve the vehicle’s performances and will increase the life of your new tires. Using only professional equipments, our team will determine the cause of the problem and will help you to save money. You and your family are the most important so don’t delay an inspection at Lincolnwood Car Expert. We will not only take care of your investment, but we will also assist you in choosing the right products for your vehicle.