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Wheel Alignment vs. Wheel Balance

Wheel Alignment vs. Wheel Balance

It seems like there is a never-ending list of tire maintenance that car owners have to follow. There is no surprise that most people confuse tire alignment and tire balance considering they both serve to smoothen your ride. Let's go into detail on the difference between wheel alignment vs. wheel balance.   Wheel Alignment is the process of changing the angles of the wheels so that they can make contact with the road more evenly. Your wheels need to be parallel with each other when you drive. These adjustments will extend the life of your tires and keep your vehicle driving straight when you need it to. Here are some of the warning signs of misaligned wheels: Uneven or accelerated tire wear Pulling or drifting  Veering on a straight, level road Off-centered and stiff steering wheel Squealing tire sounds Wheel Balancing fixes the weight imbalance on your tires and ensures that the wheels spin accurately. Wheel balance is a very nitpicky process. A certified technicia ... read more