Wheel Balancing Mobile

Why is Wheel Balancing So Important?

When a tyre is fitted to a wheel, the completed & inflated assembly will require 'balancing'. This ensures that any imbalances of mass (uneven distribution of weight around the circumference!) is checked and weights applied to even this out. Failure to balance will often result in a steering wheel vibration at speed and can, over a longer period of time, cause premature wearing of not only the tyre, but other components too!

Balance weights are now manufactured from Zinc rather than Lead and come in either a clip-on form which is attached to the balancing rim at the outer edge of the wheel - or via adhesive strips of weight.

Balancing should be checked with a degree of regularity - and certainly in the event of knocks or damage to the wheel/tyre assembly. It should be noted that a vibration at any speed could also indicate a more serious problem and should be immediately investigated to avoid safety issues.


Wheel Balancing | Electronic Wheel Balancing

Our mobile tyre service vehicles are all fitted with computerised electronic wheel balancers. Due to the sensitivity issues regarding proper wheel balancing, we do not use generators to power our equipment on board. The vibrations that power generators transmit throughout a vehicle will often have a detrimental effect on mobile wheel balancing. Our balancers are 12V converted to ensure no transmission of error is caused during the balancing of your wheels and tyres.

Every service vehicle is fully equipped to balance wheels on all varieties of vehicles from car, 4x4, light commercial to vintage.

Citroen Centreless Balancing | Peugeot Centreless Wheel Balancing

Hometyre service vehicles are able to properly balance wheels manufactured without centre holes - i.e. Peugeot and Citroen, for example.
Our balancers also allow for accurate measurement of many vintage and classic vehicles too. Please call us with details of your vehicle.

For more information, please call 0800 783 9310 or complete the Quick Enquiry form below.

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