Mount and Balance $25+/tire
Your tires are the only contact between your vehicle and the road, and that is why should only trust the tire experts at Level Auto with your vehicle. We have the latest tire installation and balancing machines that assure complete accuracy.
With every tire installation and balancing, our qualified tire specialist:
- Separate the tire from the rim.
- Inspect and clean the rim.
- Seal the rim to the tire.
- Balance the tire to perfection.
Seasonal Tire Change $50+/set
At the start of every season, let the tire experts swap out your two sets of wheels for one low cost. With every seasonal tire change, our technicians:
- Install wheels onto vehicle.
- Adjust pressure of tires going onto vehicle.
- Bag and pack away wheels into vehicle.
- Torque wheel nuts to specification.
Road Force Balance $25+/tire
At normal highway speeds, an average size tire rotates 850 times per minute. At this speed, slight variations in balance, sidewall stiffness or roundness can cause the wheel to literally slam into the pavement 14 times a second. The ultra-sensitive road feel of today’s vehicles gives drivers a hands-on detection of vibration, a warning of potential problems. Unchecked, excessive wheel vibration can result in expensive damages and unsafe driving conditions such as:
- Excessive Tire Wear.
- Damage to Suspension and Steering Components.
- Unsafe Steering and Handling.
What Causes Excessive Wheel Vibration?
Wheels Out of Balance
Static wheel balancing uses a single weight plane and only addresses “up-and-down” imbalance. This is simply not adequate for today’s wheel vibration sensitive vehicles.
Dynamic wheel balancing uses two weight planes. This eliminates “up-and-down” and “side-to-side” imbalance. Dynamic, two plane wheel balance should always be requested, even on custom wheels when hidden weights are required.
Wheel Force Variation
Force variation is most frequently due to wheel runout, uneven tread, or sidewall stiffness in the tire. Runout is when a tire or rim is out of round when rolling; frequent causes are a bent rim or uneven tire wear. Wheel force variation can be corrected by aligning the high point or stiff spot in the tire with the lowest spot in the rim. This will make the wheel “round when rolling.” This procedure is called Force Matching and solves most vibration problems. Tires and rims with extreme runout or road force variation often cannot be matched an must be replaced to solve vibration problems
Tire Pressure, Wheel Alignment, Suspension and Steering Components
Improper tire pressure and/or misalignment causes irregular tire wear, which creates and amplifies imbalance, resulting in wheel vibration. Alignment can be adjusted and wheels serviced to reduce or stop the vibration. Steering and suspension components need periodic inspection. They can eventually wear out resulting in wheel vibration. Excessive wheel vibration from other causes can also shorten steering and suspension components.
Tire Balance $15+/tire
Tires that aren’t balanced properly wear out more quickly and cause a vibration in the vehicle. This leads to driver fatigue, premature or uneven tire wear and damage to your vehicle’s suspension. Tires should be balanced when they are first mounted on wheels, or when they are remounted and, at the first sign of vibration.
Tire Rotation $30+/set
Tire rotation is one of the easiest auto maintenance tasks to accomplish, but it’s very important. Done properly, it can extend the life of your tires, improve your gas mileage and ensure that your car handles in a steady and predictable manner when you need to make a sudden turn or stop.
Tire Repair $40+/tire
Knowing the difference between a proper tire repair and an improper tire repair could be critical to vehicle safety. A tire industry study showed that nearly 88 percent of the tire repairs are performed improperly. We always use the following guidelines when repairing any tire:
- Repairs are limited to the tread area only (cannot repair sidewall damage).
- Puncture injury cannot be greater than 1/4 inch (6mm) in diameter.
- Repairs must be performed by removing the tire from the rim/wheel assembly.
- Repairs cannot overlap previous tire repairs.
- A rubber stem, or plug, must be applied to fill the puncture injury.
- A patch must be applied to seal the inner liner.