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You love your vehicle. Let DPD Auto Centre help take care of your car or truck with quality auto repair service and maintenance and a full line of of high performance tires.

Wheel alignment and  balancing are equally important in ensuring consistent tire wear and efficient steering.  Timely wheel alignments and balancing can extend the life of your tires and help ensure a safe and smooth ride.

Learn to identify early warning signs for wheel alignments and balancing.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the camber or canter (angles in or out) of the wheels to ensure they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The reason this is so important is to keep the vehicle driving straight and to balance wear on your tires. Signs you may need a wheel alignment are;

  1. Rapid tire wear
  2. Uneven tread wear
  3. Wandering on a level road
  4. The steering wheel is not centered while driving straight

Wheel balancing

Wheel balancing affect your vehicle in different ways. Wheel balancing allows the tires and wheels to spin without vibration. This is done by finding the "heavy" spot in a wheel and compensating for it by attaching a measured lead weight on the opposite side of a wheel effectively "balancing" the tire. Symptoms of needing a wheel balancing are

  1. Vibration in the steering wheel at higher speeds
  2. Vibration of the seat or floorboards
  3. Scalloped or cupped wear on the tires (Can also be caused by struts and shock wear)

At DPD Auto our trained and certified technicians know what to look for and are available to help you maintain or diagnose and repair these issues before they cause damage to your tires. Don't let a simple thing like a wheel alignment cost you more than it has to. Have us take a look periodically to see if you need a wheel alignment or balancing.

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