If your car has a case of the shakes, it is highly likely that at least one of your wheels need balancing. It is not only difficult to drive with unbalanced wheels, but this condition can create bald spots in your tyres, permanent vibration and uneven tyre wear.
Your wheels might need to be balanced if any of the following conditions apply:
- At certain speeds your car shakes.
- You have recently had new tyres fitted.
- You have had a tyre removed from its rim.
- You have noticed even a small amount of irregular tyre wear.
- You have unusual vibrations in your steering wheel.
Getting your wheels balanced will increase the life of your steering and suspension systems and optimise your fuel efficiency. At Bridgestone Tyre Centre we use technologically advanced, market leading wheel balancing technology, to achieve perfect wheel balancing. No matter how bad of a case of the shakes your vehicle has, we are confident that we can smooth things out.
Give Lloyd and the team a call today to get a thorough wheel inspection and quick fix by our qualified technicians.
Do things feel a bit out of line? Having the correct wheel alignment is important when it comes to the safety and the lifespan of your tyres; even your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Wheel alignment can change by simply hitting a pothole, having faulty suspension or any number of other reasons.
The wrong wheel alignment can result in irregular wear on your tyres, low fuel efficiency and extra strain on the driver.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions you may need your wheels re-aligned.If you answer yes to any of the following questions you may need your wheels re-aligned.
- Is your car is resisting your steering?
- Do you feel like your vehicle is pulling to one side or the other?
- Have you recently had new tyres fitted?
- Have you had the components in your suspension replaced?• Have you hit anything on the road such as a pothole?
- Has it been 6 months or have you travelled more than 10,000 km since your wheels have been re-aligned?
If you’re questioning your vehicle’s wheel alignment, give Lloyd and the team a call to book in your vehicle for a check. Using the latest technology, our experienced technicians will check your wheel alignment, as well as the condition of your suspension components to make sure it’s all in order.
Often people ask “what is a service”, so we have broken down what we action to make things simpler:
“A motor vehicle service…” is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance.
The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some moderns cars display the due date for the service electronically on the instruction panel.
Maintenance tasks commonly carried out (but not limited to) during a motor vehicle service include:
- Change the engine oil & replace the oil filter
- Check/Replace the air filter & check/Replace the fuel filter
- Check moisture content in brake fluid
- Check level and where required refill power steering fluid
- Check all drive line fluids, grease and lubricate components
- Check conditions of tyres, brake condition, suspension, battery
- Check operation of lights, horn, wipers washers
- Check front and rear wheel bearings
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Warrant of Fitness Definition…
is a periodic safety inspection that is compulsory for light vehicles. A light vehicle is a car, station wagon, van or 4WD vehicle. It can also be a moped, motorcycle or similar including a trike.
Fur full Warrant of Fitness clarification we recommend you visit the following site – New Zealand Transport Agency:
After your vehicle passes its Warrant of Fitness check, it becomes your responsibility to keep it in the condition that it was in when it passed the inspection.
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