How Often Should My Tires Be Balanced?

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Keeping Hicksville Area Drivers Gliding Through the Streets

We at North Shore Honda near Hicksville are here to give you the lowdown on tire balancing. For your car to drive smoothly along the highway, your wheels and tires must spin at high speeds without any vibrations. This sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. People are often surprised to hear that tires aren't perfectly round (even if they're brand new). To top it off, a tire's weight is rarely equally distributed; thus, they're heavier in some spots than in others. Regardless of the underlying issue--unequal weight distribution or imperfect circles--out-of-balance tires can cause rapid tire or suspension wear.

Mechanics spin-balance your wheels before mounting them to check for and eliminate any vibrations. By aligning the heavy spot with the best possible location for the individual wheel, some vibrations can be eliminated. Furthermore, small weights are attached with adhesive to counteract some of the heavy areas. However, as time passes, the wheel weights may fall off...cue vibrating vehicle. Though different vehicles require balancing at different rates (consult your manual), if you stick to every 3,000-6,000 miles you should be in the clear.

What You Need To Do

Because the wheel weights can fall off, it's clear that tire balancing is not a one-shot deal. At North Shore Honda, we're here to keep your Honda gliding smoothly through the streets of Hicksville for years to come. If you're looking for a top-notch service deparment, see why you should service with North Shore Honda; with expert-level technicians working on your vehicle, we'll get the job done right...the first time. 

Unless you own a personal auto shop with all the necessary tire rebalancing equipment, feel free to schedule a service appointment with our Honda service department near Hicksville. We'll have you back on the road in no time.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Honda dealership near Hicksville at (877) 465-5396. We are ready to answer any questions you may have.

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit