Ford Tires

When you hear the words "balancing" or "alignment", you may immediately think of your yoga studio. But your body isn't the only thing that needs adjusting - your Ford's tires require regular balancing and alignment, too! You may be wondering what exactly can a tire balance and wheel alignment serve you and your vehicle? Allow our Ford service center to tell you more about the difference between tire balance and wheel alignment.

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Purpose of Tire Balancing and Wheel Alignments

While both services contribute to a smoother ride, tire balancing and wheel alignment are not the same services. A tire balance corrects the weight imbalance on your tire and wheel assemblies, while an alignment corrects the angles of the tires so they always come in contact with the road in the right way.

What is Tire Balancing?

Tire balancing, or wheel balancing, corrects the uneven distribution of weight in the wheels. When your wheels aren't properly balanced, they can lead to vibration, excessive tire wear, damage to the suspension, and other problems.

During a tire balancing service, your Ford's tires and wheels are mounted onto a tire balancing machine. The machine spins the tire and wheel assembly to measure the imbalance so that our technician can precisely install the correct tire weights to achieve a properly balanced wheel and tire assembly. Tire balancing and wheel alignment happen in the same service, but it's important to understand that they are not the same.

What is Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignment refers to the adjustment of your Ford's suspension, which is the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. This is not an alignment of the wheels themselves. 

A wheel alignment will keep your Ford from veering to the right or left. It can also improve the handling of your Ford and stop unusual on-the-road vibrations.

Have Your Ford's Wheels Aligned or Balanced in Springfield

Balancing and alignments are just as important on the yoga mat as in our service center. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us at our Springfield Ford dealership today.

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