Have you been noticing something out of sorts whenever you drive? Has your steering wheel been shaking? Go and check the tires. Do you notice one area on one or more of your tires that is more worn-out than the rest of the tire? Both of these signs are good indications that your tires need to be balanced, and it should be done as soon as possible!
So what exactly is a tire balance? Well, let’s start out with a new set of tires. Those tires are a certain weight and as they wear down over time, they will lose some of that weight. In order to provide optimal performance – and to help them last as long as possible – your tires should stay close to the same weight as their counterparts and when they were new. Balancing your tires, which should be done every 4,000 to 6,000 miles, involves us weighing your tires and then adding weighted clips as needed.
Here at Donaldsons Volkswagen, we do more than just sell you brand-new Volkswagen models. We also offer a full-service center so you can enjoy ongoing dependability and optimal performance. Tire balancing is a frequent task that our highly-trained service technicians perform, and we have the required scales that give the most accurate readings. And we have hoists that can lift your vehicle up so we can remount your tires perfectly. Additionally, we carry specialty weighted clips that have been approved by Volkswagen.
While we work on your Volkswagen vehicle, we can inspect other crucial parts to ensure excellent performance and safety, and if we notice that something is not right, we will let you know and correct it.
To learn more about Volkswagen tire balancing, please contact us here at Donaldsons Volkswagen and schedule a service appointment.