If they have ever taken their car in for a Subaru service, Perth drivers may have seen a trained technician balancing their wheels. This is a strange looking process to the uninitiated, and many may wonder why it needs to be done and what is happening? Here we will answer those questions and explain in a little more detail what to look out for.
As a matter of course, all new tyres and wheels are balanced for your car. If your car wheels go out of alignment, they will go through this same process. The wheel and tyre are placed on a computer controlled machine that will measure how much weight is needed and where it should be fitted on the rim of the wheel. Then small weights are added that counter any weight imbalance according to the manufacturer’s specifications. On many cars, only the front wheels are balanced, but on Subaru cars which are all wheel drive vehicles, all the wheel will be balanced.