Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment

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Wheel alignment and wheel balancing are two different services that can help keep your tires in top shape. Still, many Naperville drivers confuse these two services or don’t fully understand the difference. If you’ve been wondering how wheel balancing vs. wheel alignments compare, find out with the service technicians at Valley Honda!


What is Wheel Balancing?

Having wheels out of balance can cause your steering wheel to shake or vibrate. This not only makes for an unpleasant drive around Naperville, but unbalanced tires can also develop varying tire wear. When your tire assemblies have uneven weight distribution or if a tire/wheel is out of round, balancing may be necessary. Our technicians will use precision machinery to analyze the tire to properly balance the wheels using small weights.

Having your wheels balanced extends the life of your tires, minimizes bouncing, and improves traction and control. In short, you’ll save more money while enjoying a smoother ride on the roads of Wheaton. To keep up with wheel balancing, it’s a good idea to check with your service technician if you need wheel balancing during your routine tire rotation.


What is Wheel Alignment?

A wheel alignment should be done when it is determined that it is needed. This service is performed by making adjustments to your vehicle’s suspension components to ensure that the tires are as close to perpendicular to the road and parallel to each other as possible within Honda’s alignment specifications.Typically, external forces are what can cause wheels to come out of alignment, including hitting a pothole or curb.Your alignment may need to be checked and then adjusted if your vehicle:

  1. Pulls to one side or another
  2. Has uneven tire wear
  3. Steering wheel is off center
  4. Had new tires installed (to protect your new tires from uneven wear)

Prolonged driving of your vehicle while being out of alignment can become a safety issue due to unnecessary wear and tear on your tires. To avoid excessive and uneven tread wear, it’s important to have your wheel alignment checked once you realize the problem.

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Scheduling Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment

If you find that your car is pulling to one side in Bolingbrook, then it’s time to schedule a wheel alignment. Meanwhile, a vibrating steering wheel in Chicago could signal that your wheels aren’t balanced. If you’re uncertain, feel free to reach out to someone at the Valley Honda service center.

Schedule Wheel Service at Valley Honda

At the Valley Honda service center, we can quickly diagnose your vehicle’s issues and take care of your concerns. What’s more, whether you need wheel alignment vs. wheel balancing, you’ll find ways to save with our Honda service coupons.


Auto Service Coupons in Aurora

Anti-Freeze/Coolant Check-Up Special
Free with Coupon Present

Includes:
• Inspect Radiator, cap, hoses & belts and check for any leaks
• Check Anti-Freeze/Coolant level and top off as needed

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Wiper Special
Time to Change Your Wipers!

15% off any pair of Wiper Inserts/Free Installation
15% off any pair of Wiper Blades/Free Installation

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Full Synthetic Engine Oil & Filter Change
$46.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $51.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 0W20 Full Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 0W20 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Special
25% OFF + One Day Free Loaner

Don’t Wait! A broken timing belt can damage your engine. Refer to your owner’s manual for recommended replacement.
• Replace timing belt, drive belts and water pump, flush coolant
• Inspect camshaft and crankshaft seals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up. Tensioner additional if needed.

Conventional Engine Oil & Filter Change
$38.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $43.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 5W20/5W30 Semi-Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 5W20/5W30 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Big Savings Service Bonus
Spend MORE and Save MORE

Spend This: | Save This:
$50- $100 -———————————————————$5
$101-$200 ———————————————————$10
$201-$300 ———————————————————$20
$301-$400 ———————————————————$35
$401-$500 ———————————————————$45
$501-or more —————————————————–$60

Valid only at Valley Honda. Coupon applicable only for service repairs and maintenance on Honda vehicles only. “Spend This” amount applies to parts and labor total only (before Hazmat fees and/or taxes are applied). Discount not applicable to tires or batteries, due to already discounted (or special, or reduced) pricing. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used on any detail or body work. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

All Wheel Alignment
$109.95 with purchase of 2 or more tires or any suspension/steering repair

Regular Price: $132.95

Includes:
• Inspect/Adjust caster, camber & toe-in as applicable
• Inspect suspension, steering linkage & steering rack preload
• Inspect wheels and tires for irregular wear
• Adjust tire rods as necessary to center steering wheel
• Road Test

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Battery Check-Up
Free with Coupon Present

• Test Battery with ED18 Battery Tester
• Clean any Acid Corrosion from Battery terminals
• Inspect Alternator Belt
• Apply Battery Corrosion Prevention Spray on Terminals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

B Maintenance Service
2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Regular Price: $147.95 Plus Tax and Hazmat Fee
Our Price: $137.95 Plus Tax & Hazmat Fee

2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Service includes: Replacement of the Oil (with OW20 or 5W20 depending on the model) and Oil Filter, Tire Rotation, Checking and Setting Tire Pressures, Cleaning/Lubrication of Brake Components, Battery Test, Checking and Topping off Fluids as needed, & Multi-Point Inspection

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Mileage may vary depending on model. Check your owner's manual for services needed. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Tire Rebates
We have a variety of Tire Rebates that "rotate" on a regular basis. Check out our low, low prices!

Please contact the Service Department directly for current specials.

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