Wheel Alignment vs Wheel Balance

Wheel alignment and wheel balance are two essential tyre services offered at a budget price at our Burleigh Heads store. Talk with our team of experts to find out if you need either service.


What is the difference? Wheel alignment vs wheel balance.

Often, these two terms are confused as the same. These processes are however, quite different. A wheel alignment will align the wheels to an suitable angle for enhanced driving performance. Wheel balancing involves weight distribution of your vehicles wheel.

How much is a wheel alignment and wheel balance?

At Bud’s Tyres a wheel alignment in-store is $50 and a wheel balance is $15 per wheel.


Wheel Alignment

Have you ever felt your car pulling in a certain direction? This indicates you need a wheel alignment. We recommend this service if your car is pulling to the left or right, installation of new tyres or otherwise once every 2 or 3 years. What this service involves is the adjustment of your vehicle’s suspension. Other symptoms may involve uneven tread wear, vibrating or squealing. These symptoms are like those of an unbalanced wheel hence why it is best to give us a call if you are unsure. A wheel alignment can extend the life of your tyre. Ultimately, it will get your car back to driving how it should.


Wheel Balance

Is weight unevenly distributed across your wheels? You will need a wheel balance. This weight imbalance can become evident if your steering wheel is vibrating as your speed increases. You can sometimes feel this throughout the whole car. Other symptoms may involve uneven tread wear and compromised fuel economy. How will your car run after a wheel balance? Smooth. Following a wheel balance by your mechanic or tyre specialist, you will notice a huge difference in your car’s performance ensuring a safe and comfortable ride.


Find out about Car Tyre Rotation here. Otherwise, check out this video that further explains wheel alignments.



Wheel Alignment vs Wheel Balance. Image via Youtube.

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