How To Tell If You Have Unbalanced Tires. You may not be a car expert, especially when it comes to things like tires and such, so you may not necessarily know what the things you feel or see or hear in relation to your car actually mean. That’s okay – no need to stress it – you’re not the only one. We want to enlighten you on something that you probably are unaware of when it comes to your tires. They should be well-balanced if you need them to work right. That’s why they are put on a balancing machine and weights added to the rim, prior to them getting installed on your vehicle. That way, you can be sure that they are balanced. If they aren’t you may not have the best experience driving your vehicle. You may experience things like this: Vibration: This is a very common sign in relation to the unbalanced tires on a vehicle. The imbalance cause the vibration to travel through the car’s chassis and then into the cabin. How much it vibrates is relational to which tire is unbalanced, the condition of the road and the speed of the vehicle. It may be a soft humming vibration or it may be violent shake. Steering and Seat Vibration: This can pinpoint for you, which tire is off-balanced. You will feel most of the vibration in your steering wheel if your front tires are the one that are unbalanced. You will feel a lot of vibrations in your seats if your back tires are unbalanced. Excessive Wear: Unbalanced tires experience a lot more stress in particular areas. This is because of the uneven motion (which also causes the vibration). The area of the tire which is receiving more stress, usually wears out faster too and they weaken as time progresses, heightening the risk of going flat. More Fuel Consumption: Tires that are out of balance can result in a large decrease in fuel economy when the vehicle is operating at high speeds. The severity of the decrease is influenced by the extent of the unbalanced tire. We sure hope this was informative. You can come to us for help. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, mobile tire changes, or snow blower and lawn mower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment.