Do I Have to Get My Wheels Balanced?

In short, yes. It is very important for vehicle owners to have their wheels balanced when necessary. If your car is showing the following signs or experiences the following circumstances, then your car probably needs a wheel balance:

  • Excessive shaking or vibrations
  • Noisy tires - humming or buzzing
  • Worn tires
  • Hitting large obstructions like potholes or curbs
  • Right after getting new tires

When a tire is out of balance, it cannot properly grip and drive on the road. As a consequence, you experience those annoying vibrations. Not only can getting a wheel balance correct the symptoms above, but it can promote a smoother ride experience. 


There's no doubt that tires and wheels are very heavy. When you get new tires, it is imperative that they are balanced before being mounted. During a wheel balancing service at Diablo Auto Specialists, one of our professional mechanics will spin the tire on our state-of-the-art wheel balancing machines. This will indicate where the imbalance parts on the tire are. After, they will place weights on the wheels to certain spots to balance the wheel.


Sometimes, the wheels on a car can become unbalanced naturally with wear and tear. If you have concerns or experience any of the signs above, we invite you to our auto repair shop for a check-up. Neglecting your tires can lead to premature tire wear and damage to other parts of your car, including the suspension, steering, and other parts. 


If you want to improve your car handling and save money on tires down the line, wheel balancing is necessary for you. If you're due for a wheel balancing service, look no further than Diablo Auto Specialists.