Yes! Too keep our prices competitive and our service efficient, we do not balance tires. If you are like the majority and have winter tires and summer tires on their own rims, you're in business!
When does a tire need to be balanced?
When you buy a brand new tire. Why? Because of small differences in the tread weight of the tire itself. The rim that the tire is being placed on could also have a slight deviation, placing the two together as a combined component can compound the problem.
A computerized wheel balance will detect the area of the relationship between the tire and rim that has excessive weight to it and correct the problem by adding weight in the opposite position and properly balance the tire. This can occur on the outside or inside of the rim edge. Tire balance machines are designed to detect a 1/4 ounce of imbalance in a tire in order to correct it.