The imbalance of a vehicle’s tires or wheels as a whole may not be a direct safety threat, but can be costly if left untreated. When the distribution of mass around the tire is not ideal, the rotation of the tire itself creates intermittent forces to be placed on the the axles of the vehicle.
These uneven forces can usually cause vibrations that travel throughout the vehicle, irritating and distracting the driver. Even when the vibrations are unnoticeable however; the harmonic impulse placed upon the tires will contribute to uneven tire wear, leading to avoidable early replacement of tires. It’s important to address these issues early and often to optimize vehicle safety and maximize the lifespan of your tires.