One of the factors to deciding on choosing an automotive repair shop to have service your vehicle, depends on quality of the expertise of the technicians and the quality of the equipment. Well look no further than Ürolube. We have both the people and the latest equipment to meet any service requirements you vehicle may need.
Road Force Balancer
One important service area of your vehicle is proper tire mounting and wheel balance. Do you ever notice that your steering wheel vibrates when you are driving along the highway or speeding down the country back roads? If you experience vibrations like these, then you should definitely come and see the experts at Ürolube. We will ensure your road ready.
We have the right team and the right equipment that provides us the ability to the diagnose the problem with the help of cameras, scanners and the latest tire balancing technology. The days of conducting a manual process without the help of technology is over. Make sure whatever automotive repair shop you choose; they have the proper equipment to accurately diagnose your vehicle so the right recommendation is presented.
Vehicle vibration can be caused by wheel alignment, engine, transmission, driveshaft, and axle failures, suspension wear, or too much torque on one or more tires. In addition to traditional balancers, road force balancers measure the spinning tire’s tread by pressing a big roller against the tread.
Ürolube will be a great place for you if you want to keep the vehicle in excellent condition. Our technicians are fully certified to ensure your car is in excellent condition, making our services highly valuable.
But What are the causes of Vibration of the wheel?
A number of factors are responsible for unnecessary vibrations. Some of them are –
- Wheel Balance
When a car’s tires are out of balance, it will vibrate at certain speeds. A part of the tire may feel heavier than the other, and adding weights to the wheels will counterbalance the imbalance of right-to-left and top-to-bottom tires. Proper wheel balancing is therefore essential.
- Road force variation
Tire traction is a property of tires that affects steering, traction, braking, and load support. The cause of this is often due to the fact that the wheels of the tires aren’t exactly round; for example, the tread of the tire isn’t even, or the sidewall stiffness is not the same.
So, what’s the solution?
In case Wheel Balancing is not successful in resolving the vibration problem, then you should opt for a Road Force Balancer. By balancing the wheels and tires, we neutralize the inevitable wheel and tire imbalance. The Road Force machines have a vibration control system that tests literally every part of the mounted assembly including the tire, wheel, and suspension to confirm that it contributes to the vibration. Residual unbalance, balance tolerances, match mounting are all techniques used by our technicians to diagnose and service your vehicle.
This is done by applying 1,200-1,400 pounds (0.64 tons) of pressure to simulate the vehicle’s weight on the tires as the vehicle rolls down the road. This machine, along with several sensors, uses a computer to determine how the radials run out, the stiffness of the tires, and anything in the tire assemblage (such as inconsistencies in the belt package) that’s preventing the tires from rolling smoothly when a car weight is placed on them.
In conjunction with a road force balancer, our technicians can determine how to move the tire around on the wheel until the tire’s high spot (when moving on the car) matches the wheel’s low spot – a more sophisticated method of matching the wheels and tires.
Balancing tires with road force is more complicated than that, but that’s the simplest explanation of how it works. For those who are in an extreme situation (and when needed), a road force balancer can be used to examine different combinations of wheels and tires to see what the best tire and wheel combination is.
As an Ürolube customer, you can rely on us to pay attention to your investments and our ability to ensure that they are protected. Visit us at Ürolube today and see what we can do for you.