Services > Wheel Balance

Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the "heavy spot"—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.

Jerry's Automotive Center uses the best computerized technology to ensure accurate tire/wheel balancing, to make sure that your vehicle drives smoothly down the highway at all speeds.

Harrisonburg Wheel Balance | Jerry's Automotive Center

How do I know if I need my wheels balanced?

Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. One section of your tire is heavier than the other because it's endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road. Come in for prompt, professional service—most people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes. Look for these signs, and if you find either one, come see us:

  • Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires.
  • Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds.

Did you know not all vibrations are caused by tire imbalance?

Tires that are out of round or are beginning to separate, which is an extremely dangerous condition, can cause a vibration also. There could also be a problem in your drive train or suspension causing your vibration. Don't delay having it checked, it could be a simple fix, that if left undiagnosed, could cost much more down the road.