America's Auto & Tire

How We're Different Why America's Auto & Tire

Best Nationwide Warranty

Best Nationwide Warranty

We have partnered with the TIRE PROS network to offer the strongest tire, auto service, and roadside assistance warranty in the nation

Dependable & Trustworthy Service

Dependable & Trustworthy Service

We’ll always explain your auto repairs in plain language, and never try to sell you something you don’t need. Our mechanics are ASE-certified and fully trained

Financing Available

Financing Available

Drive now and pay later for all credit types


Wheel Balancing Frequently Asked Questions

What is wheel balancing?

A new tire looks like a perfectly round, uniform part. The same goes for a car’s rim. However, minor variances in manufacturing mean that, when the tire is mounted on the rim, that weight isn’t perfectly distributed all around.

When you try to drive with a wheel that’s out of balance, even fractions of an ounce can change how it drives, particularly at highway speeds. A front wheel that’s out of balance will cause the steering wheel to shimmy, while an out-of-balance rear wheel will shake the whole body of a vehicle.

Wheel balancing ensures that each tire and wheel assembly has the appropriate weight distribution to counteract those negative effects.

How it’s done

To balance a wheel and tire assembly, weights are added to either the inside bead, the outside bead, or the flat inner surface of the wheel hoop. The location where weights are mounted is precisely identified using a wheel balancing machine that analyzes its weight distribution. Typically, under 2 ounces of weight is used per wheel.

Every new tire should be balanced when it’s mounted on a rim, and wheel balancing is a straightforward correction for many handling effects between 55 and 65 mph. Each tire on the vehicle is balanced, ensuring steady control and handling before and after tire rotations.

Choose America’s Auto & Tire

For all your tire services in southwest Colorado, America’s Auto & Tire is the right choice to make. With friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you with your services and repairs, you can rely on us to keep your car running and driving as you expect it to.

Our facilities have the latest in advanced tire equipment for your tire installations, wheel balancing, and wheel alignment needs. Fast, precision service will get you back on the road quickly and confidently, backed by our peace of mind 3 year/36,000-mile warranty.