Mounting and Balancing
Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the "heavy spot"—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.
How do I know if I need my wheels balanced?
Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. One section of your tire is heavier than the other because it's endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road. Most people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes.
Look for these signs, and if you find either one, come see us:
- Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires.
- Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds.
When you purchase a new set of tires or retreads, you can trust our expert technicians at Toce Brothers to properly mount and balance your tires and get you back on the road.
If you have noticed a vibration in your seat, floorboard or steering wheel at highway speed (especially if the vibration seems to originate or be localized at one part of the vehicle), you may have a wheel out of balance. These issues can be more than just an annoyance, they can adversely affect your vehicle's control and performance, and can even cause premature wear in the drivetrain.
Mounting and Balancing at Toce Brothers
We offer full service mounting and balancing services using state-of-the-art technology at Toce Brothers.
- We use dynamic balancing to simulate actual road force and load conditions. This process spins each wheel and tire to make sure that the weight of the wheel and tire is balanced evenly
- Locate any balance problems and rebalance using either lead weights or balancing beads
- Firmly remount tires and wheels and torque the wheel's lug nuts to spec
Toce Brothers offers truck tire mounting and balancing in Torrington and Bloomfield, CT and surrounding areas
For commercial vehicles, wheels and tires may need more frequent balancing as a part of routine preventive maintenance. If you're noticing any odd vibrations or other issues that might lead you to believe you have a tire out of balance, bring your trucks in to Toce Brothers. We offer full service truck mounting and balancing in Torrington and Bloomfield, CT and surrounding areas. Contact us today and we will take care of all of your commercial tire needs!