Tires and Wheel Balance

At K&M Auto Service, we believe in doing business the old-fashioned way by providing our customers in Portland with the highest possible level of customer service. We offer the most comprehensive auto repairs in Portland, and there is no vehicle problem that is too big or too complicated for us to repair. Our mechanics are ASE certified and have a deep understanding of just about any vehicle in existence. From routine checkups to extensive engine repairs, we can do it all here at K&M Auto Service. Just bring your vehicle in and experience the way that auto repair is supposed to be done.

One thing that we see quite a bit of at K&M Auto Service is cars that have imbalanced or worn-out tires. Your tires take a beating when you drive, and the more you drive, the faster your tires will wear down. When tires wear down, they can become imbalanced, which means that the weight of the wheel is no longer even around the axle. One part of your wheel will weigh slightly more than the opposite side, which can cause more problems than you would think. Even a tiny weight difference can cause a significant amount of vibration when you are driving. If all four of your tires are imbalanced, the vibrations will only be more pronounced. Not only does it cause your vehicle to vibrate uncontrollably, but having uneven tires puts extra heat and stress on the tire treads. This can also put added strain on your vehicle’s steering and suspension systems. If you notice that your car is vibrating whenever you drive at speeds over 40 mph or so, it could be a sign that your tires are out of balance. At K&M Auto Service, we are adept at balancing and rotating tires. We will check your tire pressure, look for any signs of uneven wear and we will work to get your wheels balanced as fast as we can. We can also give you advice and tips on how you can maintain your tires to get the most out of them. So, if driving your car to work is like riding a mechanical bull, bring it in to K&M Auto Service and we will thoroughly examine and balance your tires for you.

Portland Car Repair

If you suspect that you have a tire issue, our expert mechanics can find the underlying cause of the dysfunction and correct it. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!