Balancing wheels. Why do it?
Even a slight imbalance as such. 10 grams generates a force acting on your car of 2.5 kg. The resulting unbalance vibrations can be felt throughout the vehicle. They affect comfort, lead to premature wear of suspension, shock absorbers, bearings and wheels. They can also affect the reduced braking.
What exactly happens to a vehicle that moves with unbalanced wheels and the driver can detect imbalance? The results of the research carried out by the use of Hofmann Power Weight showed specific data after driving 17,000 kilometers. Imbalance has a significant effect on the vehicle. The effects are visible in three areas: comfort, safety and wear. Strong vibrations on the steering wheel and inside the vehicle and the constant noise are the first signs of imbalance. After driving 2000 km, it is seen considerable, uneven wear of tires on all four wheels. You may need to replace the earlier suspension parts, shock absorbers and bearings. Inhibition test conducted by Hofmann Power Weight showed that the braking distance of the car Volkswagen Golf traveling at 140 km / h increased by 6 meters. It is clear that the imbalance may have a decisive influence on the development of events in the case of an emergency.