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Why do tire and wheel assemblies need to be balanced?

 

Wheel balancing is the process of harmonizing the weight of a tire and wheel assembly so that it rolls evenly at higher speeds. This requires putting a wheel and tire assembly on a wheel balancer, which spins it to determine the location where weights should be added. This balancing needs to be performed every time a tire is mounted onto a wheel. This ensures the weight is evenly distributed throughout the wheel by evening out heavy and light spots, so that it rotates smoothly. Even a slight difference in weight in the wheels will cause enough momentum to create a vibration in the vehicle.