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Wheel Alignment, Balancing and Rotation are 3 terminologies that are totally different in both meaning and practice. A slight oversight in catering to these aspects can lead to some problems from a vibration of your steering wheel, to risky driving conditions. These practices should be given equal attention for a smooth and safe ride of your vehicle.
Wheel Alignment means that all wheels of the vehicle is properly aligned in the way they should be. These settings usually need adjustment with the time and usage of the car to keep them properly aligned. Wheel alignment takes an important role in the dynamics of the vehicle in terms of motion. It is an act that the geometric angles of Caster, Camber and Toe are correct in a tyre.
Wheel Alignment should be done in a regular basis. In terms of how often it should be done, you need wheel alignment when:
When you are at the service centre just to replace your steering or your suspension components, don’t go home without checking the wheel alignment of your vehicle
Having Wheel alignment can be done in about 30 minutes to an hour’s time. Adjustments will be made to each appropriate wheel. Your vehicle will be test-driven before and after the alignment.
Wheel Balancing is a process of equalizing the combined weights of the tyre and the wheel assembly to spin it smoothly at high speed. Wheel balancing is a must because when a wheel rotates, the weight along its rotating axis must be properly balanced to avoid undesirable vibrations and swaying of the wheel. It can also cause ride disturbances, and as well as vertical and lateral vibrations.
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Tyre Rotation is a process of swapping the front and back tyres to ensure even tyre wear. Regular tyre rotation is need to maximize lifespan of your tyres.
Tyre Rotation is recommended every 8,000 km of running depending on the specifics of your vehicle or once every six month.
To reach your destination safe and sound, then these are the issues you should pay attention to, to save time and money spent on damages.
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