Understanding the Difference Between Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balancing

Proper car care and maintenance is essential to the overall safety of a vehicle as well as its extended lifespan. There are so many automotive tasks and services that are needed to ensure the safety of your vehicle and surely understanding the difference between a wheel alignment and wheel balancing can help.


Much like everything else in life, the tires on our vehicles, after all the driving on various road surfaces, can begin to wear and present with problems. When your vehicle has sustained any type of damages that have not been repaired, for instance, the wheel balance can be off. If you have a missing rim on one of your tires, again the wheel balance can be off as a result of bumps and vibrations that occur from the mismatched weight of the tire to the missing rim. In addition, the top portion of a tire may very well weigh more or less than the bottom portion which can result in rotations that are uneven. Much the same occurs when one wheel weighs entirely more than another. Each of these scenarios can certainly present with a rather unsafe and uncomfortable ride.

When your wheels are not balanced the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin stands ready to meet your automotive needs. The imperfections and problems we have listed above occur often, but avoiding costly tire or wheel replacements is your best option. When you are driving and hear a thumping or bumping tire, or perhaps you can feel a difference in your steering wheel, don’t delay in bringing your vehicle to our trusted team. Our certified mechanics can perform an inspection of your wheels by installing weights that will counterbalance any spots that are off. Be sure to head on over to the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin for all your wheel balancing and other automotive needs.



We all know full well how difficult and damaging road surfaces can be. From huge potholes and road debris to even simple curbs, anything and everything can throw off your wheel alignment. When one wheel suffers an impact of any kind it can quickly change its current position, causing a very scary and unsafe situation. Misaligned wheels make it very dangerous to drive your vehicle since it will tend to sway in one direction only. In addition, misaligned wheels can also cause damage to other vehicle parts and have a negative impact on fuel efficiency as well.

The team of licensed mechanics here at Auto Clinic of Franklin is on hand to take care of all your wheel alignment issues. If you get into your vehicle and notice that the steering wheel is not straight, or perhaps when the steering wheel is straight the vehicle tends to drift, you will definitely need to reach out to our team. Our professional technicians are equipped with all the state-of-the-art tools needed to correct and perfect the angles on your wheels. Our top-rated wheel alignment services ensure that every wheel on your vehicle is parallel to all the others as well as perpendicular to the surface of the road. Proper alignments are necessary to allow your tires to grip the road surface and provide smooth and even efficient roadway and highway driving.



The professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin are steadfast in our commitment to provide only the highest quality and affordable automotive services to all our valued clients. Whether you are in need of wheel balancing or a wheel alignment, or any other automotive services, we are the team for you. Be sure to reach out to one of our staff and schedule your automotive service appointment today!

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