Balancing after fitting new tires is necessary because the weight of the wheel is never perfectly distributed. Indeed, one side of the tire is always heavier than the other. You should also get it checked whenever new tires are fitted. In the event that you travel regularly, over long distances or under tough road conditions, it is recommended that you check your alignment more frequently.
Many people are confused between tire balancing and geometry. The geometry of the tires consists of making the wheels perfectly parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Tire balance is related to an unbalanced tire that involves uneven distribution mass in a tire or wheel. To solve this problem, tire balancing involves distributing the weight of the wheel accurately and evenly by placing weights in the rims.
Wheel balancing and wheel alignment is an important part of ensuring safer driving on the roads. Wheels that are not balanced cause the steering wheel to vibrate which negatively affects the driver's handling of the vehicle.
An increase in fuel consumption is also evident as the unbalanced wheels increase the need for additional energy when driving. Your suspension and steering components, rotating parts and tyres will also experience premature wearing due to unbalanced wheels.
If you choose to ignore the above symptoms and do not balance and align your wheels you will not only endanger your life when driving on the road, but the wearing of the parts of the vehicle will also be very expensive to replace in the long run.
Tire balancing helps prevent steering wheel vibration and uneven tire wear. In addition, after a shock, your driving comfort is no longer the same and the balance can be affected.
Wear of suspension and vehicle components
Wear of management bodies
Premature and unequal wear of tires
Reduced tire life
Increased fuel consumption