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Tire Rotation & Balancing

Tire Rotation & Balancing

Tire Rotation vs Tire Balancing: What’s The Difference?

It’s not surprising that to hear that tires are the piece of a car that need replacing the most often. Tires experience a high-level of friction with everyday use. You may hear of the terms “tire rotation” and “tire balancing” when you come in for an oil change, but what does each term even mean? We’ll outline the difference between the two below.

Just know that TLS Motorworks will never sell you on service you don’t need. If your vehicle doesn’t need a tire rotation at the time of service, you won’t be sold on a tire rotation service. 

What Is A Tire Rotation?

A tire rotation is when we move around the order of your tires. For example, taking the back two tires and placing them up front, and vice versa. It may also be as simple as switching tires from left to right. 

What Is Tire Balancing?

Tire balancing is something that should be done every time you get your tires rotated. Balancing your tires makes sure that the combined weight of your wheel and tire are evenly distributed. This is a process that does require special equipment, all of which our technicians have access to at TLS Motorworks. 

Hot days in Atlanta will cause tires to wear down at a faster rate during summer months. You may feel your vehicle start to shake as a result. 

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