Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing

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472
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IL
They don't always require re-balancing, however I always get them balanced and rotated at the same time. Saves an extra trip.
 
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Location
Central NY
Or, it was never balanced in the first place and you couldn't feel it since it was on one of the rear wheels. Now that it's on the front, you can feel it out of balance.
 
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USA
Originally Posted By: lancerplayer
Is it typical that the wheels require re-balancing when the tires are rotated?
No. Most shops psuh it since they look bad if they rotate only and then start vibrating. Saves annoyed customer and time but costs some.
 
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4,179
Location
Cali
Originally Posted By: rjundi
Originally Posted By: lancerplayer
Is it typical that the wheels require re-balancing when the tires are rotated?
No. Most shops psuh it since they look bad if they rotate only and then start vibrating. Saves annoyed customer and time but costs some.
They don't push it, I request it when I do the rotation wink2
 
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Location
ME
It's very common for a tire shop to spot a wobbly rim or a tire that won't balance right and stick it on the rear axle where it won't be felt. Then at first rotation time things actually get worse.
 
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Location
iowa
If it's not broke, don't fix it. I have seen many tires that were never rebalanced and didn't vibrate their whole life. If it runs smooth, WHY give someone a chance and screw it up, and have to do it all over again?
 
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