Re: Tire Balancing 101
I took it back yesterday morning and left it there til noon. I was told first thing in the morning that they were having trouble with their balancer for the last week (?) and he joked that they may have to fire it. When I went back I was told that one of the tires (in the rear) was a bit wobbly so they changed it out for a new one. I was only able to take the van out late last night to see what it felt like. It was better, but still there was this annoying vibration beginning around 100 km/h. Not as bad as before, but not as smooth as the original tires. I'm thinking about yet another visit to check for roundness. I jacked up the van in my garage and spun the tires. I found that there was a bit of a flat spot on the rears, but not the fronts. I was not sure that was because it had been sitting for a few hours or not and so I'll have to reserve judgment on that. The problem that I have is that they have obviously lied to me more than once and it's getting increasingly harder to trust them that they can fix this issue. Is it worth going to another shop and checking the balance? Or is that just chasing my tail? If the tires are out of round, am I suck with them or give them back and go somewhere else? This shop is not the only one who sell/install GY tires around here, I could go to Canadian Tire. Or change brands.
Went back this morning and observed the balancing this time. They replace another tire in the rear and rechecked the others. Not one of them passed and had to be rebalanced. One was rebalanced, taken off the balancer, then put back on and it failed again. What's up with that? I won't get a chance to feel the ride until later this eve, but I'm trying to be optimistic.