Tire Balance

Audi Tire Balance Service

Balancing Your Tires 

Tire balancing is fairly simple, but special equipment is needed to get it done right. Tire balancing keeps your wheels turning true, or straight. When new tires are put on your car they are balanced with a machine after being mounted and filled with the proper amount of air. Small weights are placed on the wheels to get a fine balance that is needed. This is a different operation than alignment, which keeps your wheels straight. It is a good idea to get your wheels rotated every 6,000 miles or so, and get your balancing checked every other time you do this.

When to Balance Your Tires

If you notice any vibration in your steering wheel, a tire out of balance could be the culprit, especially if you have recently bought new tires. Another tell-tale sign of tires out of balance is spotty or pattern wear on the tire. Your tires should wear evenly. The weights that are put on the wheel rims are not very heavy, and you would not be able to tell a wheel was out of balance by looking at it. This is why you need to take it to a dealership where certified technicians can use their equipment to get accurate readings. 

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Risks of Never Balancing Your Tires 

If you don't keep your tires balanced, the tires will wear out faster than they would have normally. Keeping them balanced will save money in the long run. The cost of getting your tires balanced a couple of times a year is a lot less than a new set of tires. Tires unbalanced can affect other things like alignment, so ignoring the problem could lead to other more expensive repairs. The balanced tire also affects your steering, making your car easier and more fun to drive. A tire could get so out of balance it could be hard enough to steer to cause an accident, but that would be an extreme case.

Audi Richfield Service Center

The dealership, like Audi Richfield in Richfield, MN (Hennepin County), has the state of the art equipment to make sure your tires are in complete balance. We also welcome customers from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington, MN.

Checking and balancing tires does not take a long time. While you are here, enjoy our dealership Amenities such as WiFi, and workstations. If you have to leave your car with us, we have shuttle rides and complimentary loaner vehicles available.  We take care of our customers and the cars, adding a complimentary car wash with each service visit. We also have a body shop on-site to take care of the outside of your car.

Check out our Tire Rotation Service.

Contact

Audi Richfield

1401 77th St. East
Directions Richfield, MN 55423

  • Sales: (612) 961-2834
  • Service: (612) 961-2834
  • Parts: (612) 961-2834

Service Hours

  • Monday 7am-7pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 7am-7pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-6pm
  • Saturday 8am-4pm
  • Sunday Closed
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