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Each rigid body rotating around a fixed axis has an imbalance. This imbalance leads to vibrations, which can lead to increased wear. This wear creates further imbalance. The above scenario is especially prominent in car tyres.

The balancing of an unbalanced wheel happens in two ways. One can either positively compensate by adding mass (weights) - or negatively compensate by removing extra mass (grinding, milling, drilling).

When you visit us at Phillips Tyres for a wheel balancing at Oxford, the unbalanced wheels are inspected using a wheel balancing machine. The machine sets the wheel (wheel with a tyre) in a rotational motion. The axis of that machine is equipped with sensors that measure the magnitude of vibrations generated by the imbalance.

We have a team of experienced mechanics who are certified to handle all the modern equipment at our Phillips Tyres workshop, Oxford. Moreover, we offer exciting rates on wheel balancing cost.

After calculating and setting a weight depending on this data, the weight of the balance is then attached to the rim. This process is the most common way of correcting wheel imbalance.

We will choose to compensate weights depending on –

  • Type of application. As an example, depending on whether it’s a heavy vehicle or passenger vehicle.
  • Type of fastening (impact weight, adhesive weight, plug-in weight, clamping weight).
  • Material and function (static or dynamic).

Do you know that experts recommend wheel balancing whenever you change your car’s tyres?

Experts recommend running your vehicle through an inspection every time you change its tyres. However, there are specific indications you might notice that indicates wheel imbalance.

A shaking steering wheel is a strong indication of imbalance. Imbalance of the tyres puts extra stress on wheel bearings, wheel suspensions and steering gear. Also, the tyres themselves wear out faster, and deformation of the tyre profile may occur.

Wheel imbalance is also caused by non-uniform wear of tyres or treads and uneven density distributions of the wheel body. Frequent start and stop driving, poor lane adherence, very frequent accelerations and deceleration increases chances of wheel imbalance.

How frequently should you bring your car for inspection?

Our experts recommend wheel balancing at Oxford at least twice a year, or you should generally have your wheels balanced after a tyre change or other repair works. Wheel balancing and inspection should also follow when you shift from summer tyre to winter tyre and vice versa. This step is essential because even stored and unused wheels can change their properties during their shelf life.

So what are waiting for? Visit Phillips Tyres, Oxford today and get attractive discounts on wheel balancing cost. Bring your car to our workshop on any working day, and we will give you the best wheel balancing at Oxford that you ever availed.