Wheel balancing

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Wheel balancing

Today, our company wants to remind you about the importance of regular wheel balancing of your car. This is a necessary procedure that will ensure safety on the road, increase the service life of tires and other car components!

Improper wheel balancing can lead to a number of problems such as:

  • Vibration. This happens because the wheel is not evenly distributed along the axis of rotation. This can lead to the wheel starting to "jump" on the road, which in turn leads to unpleasant vibrations felt by the driver and passengers. These vibrations can be light and almost imperceptible or very strong and even dangerous. For example, if the vibrations are very strong, they can cause tire wear, which shortens their life and increases the risk of an accident. 
  • Vibration transmitted to the body. It usually feels relatively strong and uncomfortable for passengers. It can be especially noticeable at certain speeds (more than 90 km/h) or on certain sections of the road. As a general rule, the vibration from improperly balanced wheels increases as the vehicle speed increases. 
  • Noticeable beating in the steering wheel. When the wheels are not balanced properly, they can vibrate at speed, resulting in a knock in the steering wheel. This can be felt when the car is driving on the road, especially at high speeds (more than 110 km/h). The steering wheel becomes unstable and may begin to "dance" in the hands of the driver. This leads to inconvenience when driving a car, reduces the level of safety and comfort of the driver and passengers. 
  • Negative consequences for the suspension and chassis. This is due to the fact that the uneven rotating mass of the wheels can create large forces and moments that are transmitted to the suspension and other elements of the car. When driving for a long time on the track, these forces and moments can be particularly harmful to suspension and chassis components. For example, improperly balanced wheels can lead to misalignment of wheel camber angles, wear of hub bearings and other components. In addition, they can cause premature wear of tires and other components of the steering system.

How did wheel balancing appear?

In 1902, American inventor and mechanic John Sherman invented wheel balancing technology. He realized that wheel instability can cause a variety of problems such as uneven tire wear, vibration, increased fuel consumption and reduced speed. Sherman mounted the iron plate on the AC rack and, adding weights at various points on the plate, began to spin the colemo until it stopped in the appropriate position. This method was quite simple, but it allowed to increase the stability and performance of cars. Later, in the 1920s, wheel balancing became more widely used. There were special stands for balancing, which made it possible to precisely adjust the balancing of the wheel. This was very important for cars that drove at high speed on the freeways.

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How the wheel balancing procedure works

Wheel balancing is an important procedure that helps preserve the durability of car wheels, and also ensures a comfortable ride for drivers and passengers.

Our company provides services using high-precision automatic equipment of the Bright brand. Basically, on a special stand, the assembled wheel is spun up to certain revolutions and the stand determines the level of axial runout of the wheel, the exact weight of the loads and the specific place on the disc to which they must be attached. Thanks to the weights, an exact balance is achieved, as a result of which the wheel rolls on the road stably, without beating and vibrations. We advise you to perform this procedure at least once a year or after changing the tires.

Causes of imbalance

The reasons for the imbalance of the wheel discs can be the low quality of the production of the disc (China, Taiwan), mechanical damage to the discs as a result of hitting potholes, pits and other road defects that cannot always be perfectly repaired. Also, the loss of the external weights of the wheel leads to the imbalance of the wheel disks.

The reasons for unbalanced tires can be deformation due to improper storage, hitting potholes, pits, other road defects, in addition, over time, the tire composition loses its properties, this can also lead to deformations.


Almost any wheel can be balanced to a usable condition by a qualified technician using quality equipment. With a significant imbalance of the wheel, you can try to rotate the tire on the disk, correct the geometry of the disk on a special stand and other methods. We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality wheel balancing services and make the process of contacting our company as convenient and fast as possible. Also, perform this procedure at least once a year or after changing tires.

Contact us today and see for yourself the quality of our services!

The cost of wheel balancing starts at UAH 40