Our Tire Mounting and Balancing Process
We know it can be hard to stay up on maintaining your tires. Rotations every 5,000 miles, checking the air pressure once a month and keeping an eye on your tire tread life are all crucial, but there are even a few other things best left to the professionals.
So here’s why you’ll want to take them to us when you need your tires balanced (or even rebalanced).
First off, there’s a real difference not only between the training and safety protocols the crews in our stores work under compared with any other brick-and-mortar tire retailer in the country – but no matter if your vehicle is in for a rotation or new tires or wheels, our mounting and balancing procedure ensures that while your vehicle is in our care it’s being looked after like it’s one of our own.
Not only can we stake a claim in being the go-to tire shop if you’re looking for the white glove treatment for both you, your family and your vehicle, our step-by-step tire mounting and balancing process is so thorough you wouldn’t go anywhere else if you knew how some tire shops can treat your vehicle in comparison.
Our tire mounting and balancing process
When you bring your vehicle to us for any reason and it goes up on the lift, you can be sure the following will happen:
We take care of your wheels when they’re off your vehicle during the tire installation and mounting process. Not only do we make sure they’re handled and stored properly, if we ding or scratch them we’ll work with you to have them fixed or replaced.
Our mounting and balancing process itself is consistent across every location, and is routinely reviewed for optimal safety, speed and efficiency standards.
Every time one of our technicians mounts and balances a tire on your vehicle, they’re trained to visually inspect the wear and condition of each tire and wheel they’re working with. This seeing-eye inspection can save you a lot of grief down the road, and even provide insight into how your vehicle is running overall.
Every location uses Hunter wheel balancing equipment – widely considered the highest quality and most accurate tire balancing machinery in the world.
Tire balancing cost
How much does tire balancing cost?
Short answer: as a part of our commitment to our customers, if you bought your tires from one of our locations the upfront installation charges include lifetime spin balancing.
It’s all a part of the tire maintenance package that comes with any set of tires purchased from us. Any tire rotation, balancing or rebalancing service, air pressure check or puncture repair on tires sold at Discount Tire is always free. Also, be sure to take advantage of our tire certificate program for even more peace of mind when it comes to protecting and maintaining your tires.
Even if you didn’t buy your tires from us or they’re the same OE tires your vehicle came with, we offer free tire inspections including air pressure checks.
Learn more about the details of our low-price guarantee, which includes everything you need to know about the tire services we provide when you buy your tires from us.
And for more information on how to tell if you need your tires balanced and what the process involves, read our comprehensive guide here.