Look No Further Than Mercedes-Benz of Henderson for Expert Tire Balance Service
Your Mercedes-Benz can’t reach its intended performance levels without healthy, well-balanced tires. In fact, when your vehicle’s tires are out of balance, you’ll not only experience a reduction in driving enjoyment, but also tire life, fuel economy, and an overall sense of safety. The tire center at Mercedes-Benz of Henderson makes it easy for Enterprise and Boulder City drivers to stay up-to-date with tire balancing, thanks to our friendly technicians and cutting-edge equipment. Read on to learn more about tire balancing and why it matters!
What Does Tire Balancing Entail?
Tire balancing is one of many tire services your Mercedes-Benz vehicle simply can’t live without. Although the two procedures are often confused, tire balancing and tire alignment aren’t the same procedure. Tire alignment deals with the angles of the tires (caster, camber, and toe), while tire balancing involves installing weights to the planes on the tires’ rims.
Imbalanced tires are fixed with the help of a tire balancer, which simulates on-the-road performance by spinning the tire rapidly. Sensors measure the tire’s stiffness and response to certain levels of pressure, and highlight the areas that require the most attention. Afterward, our Mercedes-Benz Certified Technicians add weight applications to counter any imbalances.
Importance of Balanced Tires
Keeping your tires properly balanced promotes equal weight distribution throughout each individual tire, resulting in smoother, more responsive handling. Routine tire balancing also lessens tread wear and makes it easier to maintain your vehicle’s suspension system. Accordingly, most tire manufacturers recommend a tire balancing every 3,000 to 6,000 miles.
Imbalanced tires share symptoms with other common tire-related issues, such as suspension misalignment or poor tire inflation. Reduced fuel-efficiency, uneven tread wear, and vibration are common across the board. However, if you notice a recurring vibrating or shaking sensation as you approach 60-70 mph, there’s a good chance your tires are out of balance.
Choose Us for Expert Service Every Time!
Our team can help you choose the right tires for your vehicle, and get to the root of tire troubles in no time! Contact our Mercedes-Benz Certified Technicians at (702) 485-3098, schedule your tire balance service online, or visit our dealership at 925 Auto Show Drive in Henderson. We’re a quick drive from Enterprise and Boulder City!