If the tyres are out of line, the surface contact area of the tyre is reduced. This means that the tyre will not perform at its best. It can also lead to other issues such as tyre wear. Wear occurs due to the strain the tyre endures as it is forced to rotate out of the rotation pattern it was designed for.
This also leads to increased resistance from the tyre, which means the car will have to perform harder to force the wheels into motion. This means more power output from the engine is required and more fuel will be used.
Having the correct balance in your tyre is crucial for safety as well. Once your tyre is out of balance, it could start vibrating when you drive. In most cases when wheels are out of balance, drivers will report a sort of shudder noise and vibrations coming from the steering wheel.
If this is the case, the tyre wheel balance situation requires urgent attention as it could lead to a tyre failure. That’s the last thing anyone wants to experience, especially driving at higher speeds on highways or on racetracks.
Ensure your tyres are performing at their peak. Get them professionally inspected and balanced at a Bridgestone dealership
near you. Our team of experts are ready to help you extract the maximum performance from your tyre’s potential.