Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment

wheel alignment vs. wheel balance

Oakville drivers looking to increase their fuel economy, elongate the lifespan of their tires, and protect themselves from future blowouts will want to get a wheel alignment and balancing from time to time. These two services are a crucial part of your annual maintenance checklist. Let’s take a closer look at each. Then explore our service specials to make sure that we aren’t running a service offer to help you save.

What is Wheel Balancing Service?

Milton drivers wondering about the differences between wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment, read on for a thorough breakdown between the two. Let’s start with wheel balancing. Over time, your wheels will fall out of balance, which can cause your steering wheel to shake or vibrate. Unbalanced wheels will cause your tires to wear unevenly, which decreases tire lifespan, fuel economy, acceleration, and increases your chances for a blowout. You should have your wheels balanced every 5,000 to 10,000 kilometres or every 6 months.

What is Wheel Alignment Service?

You can determine the differences between wheel alignment and balancing by taking a look at our wheel alignment service. This service is less routine and should be done as needed. Having your wheels aligned is just another term getting a warped front suspension realigned. This job is called a front-end alignment and will ensure that your wheels are perfectly parallel to one another and at an even height. If you’ve recently hit a pothole or a curb, and you feel like your car keeps drifting out of its lane, it’s possible that you bent your front suspension. Just as with unbalanced wheels, this issue can cause uneven tread wear and all the same problems that unbalanced wheels can.

Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment: Which Do You Need?

If your steering wheel is vibrating, get your wheels balanced. If your car is drifting to one side when your steering wheel is straight, get a front-end alignment.

Wheel Balancing & Wheel Alignment Cost

How much does a wheel balancing cost? Starting from $172.99 plus taxes.
How much does a wheel alignment service cost? Starting from $229.99 plus taxes.

Book an Appointment for Wheel Alignment and Balancing

If after reading our wheel balancing vs. wheel alignment guide, Mississauga suspect that they’re due for either, you can call our technicians for help. If you have any other questions about car care or Mercedes-Benz parts, be sure to check out our service tips and parts tips for more informative reads about the benefits of winter tires and more.


More From Mercedes-Benz Burlington

  • 2024 Mercedes-AMG® S 63 E PERFORMANCE Overview

      Oakville drivers who love the Mercedes-Benz S-class lineup will be floored by the capabilities of the upcoming 2024 Mercedes AMG® S 63 E PERFORMANCE. The AMG® S 63 E PERFORMANCE combines a powerful engine with an electric motor to create a level of performance and output that shatters any expectations. Take a look at…

  • 2024 Mercedes-AMG® GT Coupe Overview

      The Mercedes-Benz AMG® lineup is known for crafting vehicles with an emphasis on performance, power, and precision. One of the latest upcoming models in the AMG® lineup, the AMG® GT Coupe, is no exception to these standards. What can Oakville drivers expect from this future AMG® model? While it hasn’t been released yet, Mercedes-Benz Burlington…

  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE Towing Capacity

      When you’re searching for a luxury vehicle that delivers outstanding performance, we recommend you take a look at any new Mercedes-Benz vehicle. With incredible power and outstanding driving dynamics, a new Mercedes-Benz is sure to make your Oakville drive exciting. But what if you need a high-performance vehicle that can also tow? Consider upgrading…

Schedule Service
Test Drive
Manager's Exclusive Selection
My Garage
Chat With Us


Your garage is empty.
Save some vehicles to get started!

Test Drive

Schedule Your Test Drive

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Mercedes-Benz Burlington 43.3239022, -79.851676.