Auto Repair Shop Parma Ohio

Two Locations To Service Your Car or Light Truck:

8916 Day Drive
Parma, Ohio 44129
440-845-8879

400 W Smith Rd.
Medina, Ohio 44256
330-725-2828

 

Wheel Balance

 

At Herold Family Automotive and Tire in Parma Ohio, we use the best balancer in the industry, that takes every tire for a test drive (so to speak) before it ever goes on your car.  This balancer is capable of finding imperfections in tires and or rims.   

 

wheel balance Parma OhioOften confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the "heavy spot"—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.  

 

Every time a wheel is first mounted onto the rim with a new tire, it has to be balanced. The goal is to make sure the weight is even around the wheel.

Wheel balance is checked on a wheel balancing machine that can sense as little as 1/4 ounce difference in weight around the wheel. Why worry about 1/4 ounce on a wheel that weighs many pounds? That tiny amount of weight is traveling very fast around the axle: hundreds of times a minute. It creates enough momentum to cause serious vibration. And when you multiply by 4 wheels, the wobble really adds up. Unbalanced tires put uneven pressure on the treads. Tires get too hot and wear unevenly. Tire imbalance can also strain the wheel bearings and suspension system.

 

 

Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the "heavy spot"—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.

 

Herold Family Automotive & Tire

8916 Day Drive
Parma, OH 44129

440-845-8879

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BUSINESS HOURS:
Mon - Fri 7:30AM-5:00PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

 

 

To balance the tires, our Parma, Ohio technicians places tiny offsetting weights at specific points around the wheel.

Not "once and done"
The minute you pull away from Herold Family Automotive in Parma Ohio with your newly balanced tires, they begin getting out of balance again. Every bump and corner from Middleburg Hts to Parma affects balance; so does tire wear. Over time, your tires get out of balance again. That's why it's important to have tires balanced regularly. Check out our Car Care Club Membership for discounts on the most basic services..

 

tire balancingWhat are the warning signs that my tires aren't balanced?
You're most likely to notice uneven wear on the tires. Many drivers also notice vibration over 40 mph, such as on Rt-12, Rt-25 and/or Rt-7, especially if the imbalanced tires are on the front.

How often should my tires be balanced?
During typical use, it's a good idea to have your tires rotated and balanced every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. Have them balanced any time a tire is replaced or patched.

 

How do I know if I need my wheels balanced?

Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. vibration in steering wheelOne section of your tire is heavier than the other because it's endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road. Most people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes. 

 

Look for these signs, and if you find either one, come see us:

  ● Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires.

  ● Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Herold Family Automotive and Tire proudly serves Parma, Ohio. We understand that getting your car fixed or buying new tires can be overwhelming. Let us help you choose from our large selection of tires. We feature tires that fit your needs and budget from top quality brands, such as Michelin®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, and more. We pride ourselves on being your number one choice for any auto repair service. Let us earn your business. Schedule an appointment today.

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Two Locations To Service Your Car or Light Truck:

8916 Day Drive
Parma, Ohio 44129
440-845-8879

400 W Smith Rd.
Medina, Ohio 44256
330-725-2828

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