Goldwing Autocare has been the proud owner of a state-of-the-art Hunter GSP9700 road force balancer for more than 10 years now. Back then, we were one of the first in Ottawa to have one; more importantly we were the first in Ottawa to properly know how to use it. Those who know what roadforce balancing is, know that there really is no comparison to be had with a standard tire balancing. For those of you who do not know what roadforce balancing is please read on, we will do our best to explain.
First, let's explain to those who are unaware, what tire balancing is exactly.
Wheel balancing, also known as tire balancing, is the process of distributing the mass of the wheel and tire assembly, when mounting on a car's axle. This process can evenly distribute the weight around the axle.
The wheel and tire assembly is rarely the same weight all around. Tires may have slight weight imbalances from either the construction or compounds in the tire or your rims may have a slight imbalance or imperfection from construction or driving through road-hazards. During the mounting process the tire technician tries to offset these differences and then fine tunes the imbalance with wheel weights to effectively "balance" the wheel and tire ass [...]