Does Your Mercedes-Benz Need Tire Balancing?

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If you’ve noticed that your Mercedes-Benz isn’t handling as well as it should, you may have an alignment or suspension issue, or you may just be in need of tire balancing, which can easily be performed by the Mercedes-Benz Certified Technicians and Tire Center Associates at Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Newport Beach. Our team of factory-trained professionals can ensure you enjoy a smooth ride as you cruise from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa – and beyond!

What is Tire Balancing & Why Is It Necessary?

You may be asking yourself, “What is tire balancing, and why should I balance my tires?” The team at Fletcher Jones Motorcars is here to answer that question! When you purchase new tires for your Mercedes-Benz, your technician weighs the wheels, measuring them to verify they’re balanced correctly. This is done to ensure that the vehicle’s ride is optimized. If the job isn’t done properly, the unbalanced tires can cause excessive wheel vibration, which can lead to damage to the vehicle’s suspension, throw the car out of alignment, and cause the tires to wear out much sooner than they should. In extreme cases, unbalanced tires can even compromise the vehicle’s ability to turn properly, putting cabin occupants at risk.

Signs Your Tires Are Unbalanced

It only takes a few ounces of pressure in the wrong place to throw a tire out of balance. If your vehicle begins vibrating at certain speeds, emits an odd hum as you accelerate, or the steering wheel begins to vibrate as your speed increases, you may be dealing with unbalanced tires.

How Often Should You Get Your Tires Balanced?

Now that you know why tire balancing is important, you may be wondering how often to balance tires on your Mercedes-Benz. Experts recommend getting your tires balanced every 3,000 – 6,o00 miles.

Why Choose Certified Technicians?

Although tire balancing is simple in theory, it’s quite complicated in practice. This is particularly true for performance or luxury vehicles. These vehicles’ systems are finely tuned and require specialized equipment to correct and confirm tire balance. If the balance is off, even by a fraction, it can have a significant impact on the overall quality of the vehicle’s ride. At Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Newport Beach, we employ only Mercedes-Benz Certified Technicians to ensure that your vehicle is expertly maintained, so proper balance isn’t a concern.

Visit Our Orange County Dealership for Mercedes-Benz Tire Service!

If you are asking yourself,  “Where can I get my tires balanced?” ask no more! Contact us today at Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Newport Beach to schedule service for a tire balance check and correction. While you are at our dealership, we can also provide your vehicle with an oil replacement and perform a multi-point inspection to make sure your car is in excellent condition all around!