Wheel balancing – what is it and why is it necessary?

Wheel imbalance is a problem faced by a happy majority of drivers. But what exactly are the reasons, signals and about the importance of the balancing procedure, unfortunately, the minority knows. After all, this balancing procedure is especially necessary for a comfortable and safe ride at any time of the year.

We will talk about all this and even more below.

Wheel balancing

In order to minimize the imbalance of the wheels, disc, hub and suspension elements, a balancing procedure is carried out. It consists in distributing the mass of the tire around the center of rotation.

The main signs of imbalance:

  • decrease in maneuverability;
  • strange noise;
  • vibration is observed in the steering wheel;
  • twitching of the body at high speed;
  • tread demolition;
  • at a speed of more than 60 km / h, the beating of the steering wheel is felt;
  • uncomfortable ride.

Types of Wheel Imbalance


Most common with wide tires. The main factor in the malfunction is the discrepancy between the axis of inertia and rotation.

How to recognize?

The steering wheel rattles and beats on the hands, and the car itself throws to the sides at a speed of more than 40 km / h.


With a static imbalance, the uneven distribution of mass along the axis of rotation is expressed.

How to recognize?

It is impossible to catch the steering wheel, the car jumps regardless of speed. With such a violation, the suspension becomes quickly unusable.


The most common type of wheel imbalance is combined. So they are rarely found separately.

The most common causes of imbalance are:

  • tire wear;
  • difference in the width of the side walls;
  • the previous tire repair was of poor quality;
  • disk deformation;
  • The wheel itself is defective.

Wheel balancing: under what circumstances is it necessary?

  • beating of the wheel on the curb;
  • tire change;
  • the car fell into a hole;
  • availability of mileage from 5000 to 10000 km;
  • wheel repair.

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