After extreme summers, rains are about to come. Rainy season and clouds creates the environment of joy and happiness. Everyone wants to go for long drive and picnic during this pleasant season. For this, it is important to keep the car in good condition, most importantly the tyres. It is important to get the wheel aligned and balanced for a smooth drive in a long way. This blog explains about basics of wheel alignment and balancing, its importance and how it is done?
WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING
Generally people use both the terms together but they are different things, it is wheel alignment and tyre balancing. Wheel Alignment refers to adjusting the angles of wheel with respect to each other and also with road. Wheel should be perpendicular to the road and parallel to each other. Wheel alignment is important to increase the life of wheels and to get the smooth drive on straight level road. While tyre balancing refers to balance the weight around the tyre and wheel assembly so that it can run smoothly at high speed.
MORE ABOUT WHEEL ALIGNMENT
As, I have already explained that wheel alignment is basically the adjustment of angles of wheel for its smooth running. Technically three angles of wheel are aligned i.e. caster, camber and toe.
TIME FOR WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING
WHEEL ALIGNMENT IS REQUIRED
- Uneven wear pattern on tyres
- Car is moving right or left instead of straight line in straight and level road
- Steering is not returning back easily
- Car has run more than 50,000 kms
- Steering and suspension work has done in car
WHEEL BALANCING IS REQUIRED
- Vibrations in car at high speed
- After 5000 to 10,000 kms of car running
- Non uniform tyre wear