Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Wheel alignment and balancing are two important tasks that are a part of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. Did you know that wheel balancing and wheel alignment are actually two different services? Longwood Mitsubishi discusses the two services more in-depth below, so you know exactly what your vehicle needs when you bring it in for a service appointment with us. 


What is Wheel Balancing?

As you drive along the roads of Orlando and Sanford, your wheels eventually become unbalanced. This can cause shaking or vibrating in your steering wheel, leading to an unpleasant commute. Unbalanced tires also develop uneven wear patterns. This occurs because part of the tire is heavier than the rest.

If you want a smooth commute on the roads of Deltona, bring your vehicle to Longwood Mitsubishi for regular wheel balancing service. This task helps to minimize tire bouncing, improve traction and control, and prolong the life of your tires. It is a good idea to have your wheels balanced each time your tires are rotated. These services should be performed every 5,000 to 6,0000 miles, or every 6 months.

What is Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignment, on the other hand, is only done as needed. With this service, a technician will make sure that your tires are perpendicular to the road and parallel to each other. 

When your wheels are not properly aligned, it can lead to uneven tire tread, excess wear and tear on your tires, and problems with steering. You may also experience your vehicle pulling to one side of the road. If you notice these problems, wheel alignment service is probably necessary. 

Wheel Alignment and Balancing Costs

  • How much does wheel balancing cost? On average, the cost of wheel balancing service ranges from $40-$75.
  • How much does a wheel alignment service cost? The average cost of a front-end alignment varies between $65-$100. If you’re getting all four wheels aligned, expect the cost to double. 

Trust Longwood Mitsubishi for Dependable Wheel Services

When it’s time for wheel alignment and balancing, look no further than the service department at Longwood Mitsubishi. Contact us today for more information about wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment, and be sure to check out our current service specials.

Service Specials from Longwood Mitsubishi

Managers Special
managers special $99.95

See service advisor for complete details

Battery Replacement Special
battery replacement $10 off

Dealer must install battery, see service advisor for details.

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Coupon must be presented at time of service check-in. Excludes battery sales, battery prorate sales, standard diagnostic charges, tires, and warranty/insurance services. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Plus tax and shop fees and supplies.

Spend $500 or more and save $50
Spend $400 – $499 and save $40
Spend $300 – $399 and save $30
Spend $200 – $299 and save $20
Spend $99.99 – $199 and save $10

Oil and Filter Change
$5 off oil change

Up to 5 quarts standard oil, replace oil filter, top off fluids. Plus tax and shop fees.

Tire Saver Special
Tire saver special

Taxes excluded. Shop fees may apply.

A/C Fresh Air Service
AC Fresh air service

Taxes excluded. Shop/environmental charges may apply.

Multi Point Inspection
Multi-point inspection $44.95

See service advisor for complete details.

$199.95 Brake Special
$199.95 brake special

Per axle. Add brake fluid exchange for only $99.85 excludes tax and shop fees.

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