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Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment

If you’re having trouble distinguishing between wheel alignment and balancing, John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. is here to help. These two services are fundamental to proper tire care. Read on to learn more about what sets them apart and how often you need to have them done. Then, get in touch with our service department in greater Waterford by calling (248) 795-1841. Don’t forget to explore our service and parts specials while you’re here.


What is Wheel Balancing Service?

Your car’s wheels take a beating on Lake Orion streets, and over time, they’ll lose their balance. This can cause your steering wheel to vibrate, increase tire wear, and decrease your fuel economy. Having your wheels balanced will ensure a smooth ride, decrease tire wear, and improve traction. We recommend that you get this service every 5,000 to 6,000 miles or every 6 months. With that in mind, what are the differences between wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment?

What is Wheel Alignment Service?

Wheel alignment and balancing are both important services that Grand Blanc drivers often overlook. You know what wheel balancing is now, but what about wheel alignment service? Sometimes referred to as a front-end alignment, this service should be done as needed. This is work your mechanic will do on your suspension to ensure that it is straight and your axles are perpendicular to the road.

If you hit a pothole and feel like your car is drifting while you’re steering it, you may need to have your front-end suspension straightened out. This will help to ensure your tires are perpendicular to the road, also increasing fuel economy, decreasing tire wear, and more.


Rely on John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. for Wheel Alignment and Balancing!

Now that you know about the core differences between wheel alignment vs. wheel balancing, if Pontiac drivers think they might be in need of either, simply reach out to our service department for help. Do you have more questions about auto care? Be sure to check out our other service tips and parts tips.


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