Balance and Alignment


The correct balance and alignment of a vehicle's wheels are important for a smooth ride and to prevent consequential damage to tires, tie rods, and other major components. An alignment corrects the angle of your wheels while a balance equalizes their weights. It is recommended that a balance and alignment be performed whenever tires are replaced or rotated. Excessive wear on the inner or outer tire or drifting to one side while driving indicates an alignment is needed. The most common sign that a balance is due is shaking of the vehicle at speeds of around 60 or 70 MPH.