What is wheel balancing and why does my car need it?

At 60 mph your tyres will typically rotate around 700 times a minute so for your comfort and safety it is essential that your car’s wheels are in balance. Having your wheels balanced at Queens Park Garage will give you a smoother, safer ride and improve your fuel economy.

  • If you feel excessive vibration
  • Every time you change the tyres on your car
  • Every year or 10,000 miles

I would highly recommend QPG. Best garage in Bournemouth.

- Dan Collins

I took my car in for a Hunter wheel balance and it has cured a niggling vibration I've been trying to sort out for the last 6 months. Needless to say I'm very pleased with the results.

- Phil Stubbs

Gives a smoother ride

Reduces excessive force on wheel bearings

Reduces steering vibration

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In our continual mission to be the best, we have invested in the most comprehensive Hunter Engineering Road Force® Elite Wheel Balancer. Using our state of the art Hunter Road Force Elite wheel balancing machine we can simulate actual road force to identify and correct imbalance in real world conditions. Once all four wheels have been tested the balancer will also provide a best wheel placement plan for the wheels on the car.

We can perform a Road Force® test and balance faster than any traditional balancer and provide a "new car ride" The Road Force® Elite solves wheel vibration problems that traditional wheel balancers can't fix. Keep scrolling for an indication of how this high quality piece of engineering works.

Having your wheels balanced will ensure that the weight of the wheel and tyre together is exactly the same all the way it’s rotation on the axle. Out of balance tyres put excessive force on your vehicle’s wheel bearing and suspension system which can lead to unnecessary wear and tear. You may also notice vibration through the steering as well as uneven and premature wear to your tyres.

Click on the circles to learn more about Hunter Laser Wheel Balancing:

Laser

Automatically detects: Wheel dimensions Weight Spoke location Rim profile (to create a 3D model of the rim) Rim runout

Load Roller

Lowers onto the wheel to put the wheel under load and simulate actual road surface

Rotary Arm

Spins the wheels at around 300 rpm

Control Console

Displays 3D model of wheel Guides the technician through requested adjustments Shows the technician the best location on the car for each wheel

Weights

Various sized weight used to balance the wheel

  • Laser

    Automatically detects: Wheel dimensions Weight Spoke location Rim profile (to create a 3D model of the rim) Rim runout

  • Load Roller

    Lowers onto the wheel to put the wheel under load and simulate actual road surface

  • Rotary Arm

    Spins the wheels at around 300 rpm

  • Control Console

    Displays 3D model of wheel Guides the technician through requested adjustments Shows the technician the best location on the car for each wheel

  • Weights

    Various sized weight used to balance the wheel

    Relax whilst we work on your car

    You can leave your car with us or wait in our comfortable reception with free wi-fi, free refreshments as well as viewing panel and CCTV so you can watch us while we work on your car.

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