By Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu (FRSCN)

If you are using unbalanced tyres, you are putting your life in danger as well as risking your car’s performance.


Unbalanced tyres bring a number of problems along. The consequences of having unbalanced tyres are pretty high and thus it should not be ignored.


Here’s how you can detect unbalanced tyres.


  1. Vibrations

The vibrations from the steering wheel are one of the earliest notifications that you can get for unbalanced tyres. Even a minute unbalance in your tyres can cause these vibrations in the steering wheel.


  1. Problems With Steering

The unbalanced tyres can actually make it a challenge for you to steer the vehicle and to take turns on the road. The uncomfortable and unpleasant driving experience will also follow, making it even harder to steer the vehicle.


  1. Uneven Wearing

How often do you check your tyre’s uneven wear? Have you ever paid any close attention to them? If not, then it is high time to start doing so. The uneven wear in your car’s tyre is actually a hint indicating the unbalanced tyre level. Thus, many automobile experts suggest having a visual inspection of your car’s tyre often. If you witness some tyre threads having more wear than others, it indicates the unbalanced tyres of your car.


Replacing these tyres would be the best solution but you can also rotate the tyres as a temporary fix. And don’t forget to balance out the tyres as soon as you put the new ones on.


  1. Bearings And Bad Shocks


Bearing and bad shocks are also one of indications pointing towards the unbalanced car’s tyres. This will also cause more wear and tear on your vehicle’s tyres, resulting in a decreased performance.


  1. Degrade Economy For Fuel


The unbalance tyres also hamper your car’s engine

A vehicle with unbalanced tyres puts extra pressure on the engine. The extra applied pressure on the car’s engine will completely destroy its performance and functioning.

The resistance created while driving with unbalanced tyres causes a higher force on the engine to function in the appropriate manner. As a result, the engine’s requirement for fuel consumption increases.

Don’t take your car to an early grave, align and balance your tyres always

The traffic expert is DCC Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu, DCC Morning and Evaluation (M&E), Special Duties and External Relations (SEDER), FRCC HQ, Abuja

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