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Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment

If you want to keep your tires healthy while traveling on Kansas City roads, wheel alignment and balancing are two necessary but different services your tires need. But, some drivers are wondering what the differences are between wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment. Learn more about the benefits of wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment with the service team at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission to lengthen the lifespan of your tires. Then, check out our other service tips and tricks to keep your car in optimal condition!

What is Wheel Balancing?

So, what is wheel balancing? Our service technicians will analyze your tires, adding small weights to balance the weight. You’ll know your wheels need to be balanced if your steering wheel begins to shake or vibrate when driving on Shawnee Mission roads and can cause premature tire wear. Your vehicle will need a wheel balancing if you notice your wheel is slightly bent or has an uneven weight distribution. Scheduling a service appointment to have your wheels balanced with our service center lengthens the life of your tires, smoothes steering wheel vibrations, and improves traction and handling on Overland Park roads.

What is Wheel Alignment?

When you compare wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment, there’s a big difference – wheel alignment actually deals with your vehicle’s suspension. When our service technicians complete a wheel alignment, they adjust components to make sure the wheels are set to the correct position on their axis. Have your car’s alignment should be checked, and adjusted if needed, if you’ve hit a pothole or curb, got into a fender bender, or have been noticing any handling issues. Signs that your vehicle needs to be aligned are:

  1. Pulls to one side or another
  2. Uneven tire wear
  3. Off-center steering wheel
  4. Had new tires installed (This to protect your new tires from uneven wear, lengthening their lifespan)

Driving your vehicle near Overland Park while it’s out of alignment can damage both your tires and suspension, reducing your car’s overall performance.

Trust the Service Team at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission

If your vehicle is pulling to one side or your steering wheel is vibrating, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our service team at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission. Not sure if your Merriam vehicle needs a wheel alignment or balancing? Contact the service team at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission with any questions about wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment! Then, check out our service specials to ensure you’re getting the most out of your service appointment!

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