Is your ride uncomfortable? The New Orleans auto care specialists at Twin Tire can balance your wheels and tires to give you a smoother ride.
You were headed back from the WWE Smackdown the other night when you first noticed that your car doesn't seem to be riding as smoothly as usual. Basically, you're feeling a vibration. When you got home, you looked at your tires and didn't see anything wrong. But you can still feel the vibration. You know something is wrong.
It could simply be that your wheels and tires are unbalanced. Goodyear, the tire manufacturer, notes that imbalance in a tire or wheel can result in steering wheel, floorboard, or seat vibration at highway speeds. Another indicator that your tires need balancing are cupped or scalloped wear patterns on the tires. Goodyear recommends you have your tires re-balanced every 3,000 to 6,000 miles and whenever you feel or see one or more of those symptoms.
"Day-to-day tire tread wear causes changes in the distribution of weight around the tire and wheel assembly," Goodyear says. "Balancing your wheels minimizes potential vibration felt in the steering wheel, seat, or floorboard and aids in proper tire tread wear. Getting your wheels balanced can result in a smoother ride, reduced tire wear, enhanced drive-train components."
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center of choice since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto care and auto repair service centers to help you: Hammond, Harvey and Marrero. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto repair and auto care center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.