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01234 328477

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01525 372121

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Wheel balancing

 wheel balancing from motorcare service centres

Balancing is important to ensure safe driving. Balanced wheels guarantee a smooth, steady ride and prolong the life of your tyres.

 

What are the signs that something is wrong and what can happen?

When you feel a vibration in the steering wheel through the seat, your wheels may be out of balance which, as well as being uncomfortable, can create poor handling and a significant reduction in fuel mileage. This is a dangerous situation that could lead to an accident. If the problem persists, you can damage your suspension, which is an expensive repair. Your tyres could also wear down more quickly and you will need to have them replaced.

 

How to avoid this?

Wheels that have been correctly balanced when the tyre was fitted usually go out of balance due to losing a balancing weight which may occur if scraping the wheel rim on the curb or driving through potholes.

 

How often should I balance my tyres?

You should do this every time you have new tyres fitted or when they are removed from the rim. As a general rule, you should check it once a year. Motorcare Service Centres can make sure your tyres don’t suffer irregular wear.

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Leighton Buzzard MOT & Service Centre
01525 372121

45 Lake Street
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 1RS

Bedford MoT & Service Centre
01234 328477

52-60 Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AB

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Monday - Friday:
8:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday:
8:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday(Bedford):
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday(Leighton):
Closed


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