Wheel Alignment in York & Cleona, PA | Henise Tire

mechanic working on aligning tires

Since 1957, York and Cleona PA residents have trusted Henise Tire for all their alignment on vehicle and balancing needs. As a third-generation, family-owned business, Henise Tire still applies the same can-do attitude that helped make our Henise Tire a local tire alignment shop landmark. Whether it is performing PA state inspections, oil changes, tire mounting, balancing, rotation and alignment, tire disposal, brake repair, or replacing shocks and struts, we are here to help keep your vehicle running smoothly.

York Store:

Get an alignment or wheel balancing in York PA. We’re located at:

340 S Richland Avenue
York, Pennsylvania 17404

Cleona Store:

Get an alignment or wheel balancing in Cleona PA. We're located at:

558 E Penn Ave
Cleona, Pennsylvania 17042

If you have been looking online for alignment in York PA, alignment in Cleona PA, or balance tires and alignment, then we are ready and able to help. So, what is involved in wheel alignment and balancing?

Wheel Alignment

There are several benefits to wheel alignment. First, it ensures your wheels maintain proper road contact, which helps to improve fuel consumption. Second, it gives you more control when steering, so you experience a more comfortable ride as opposed to when they are out of alignment, and you’re forced to compensate for your vehicle drifting or pulling. Finally, proper alignment extends the life of your tires by reducing unnecessary tread wear.

alignment being performed on a tire

Importance of Wheel Alignment

  • Alignment improves your tire’s contact with the road.
  • Alignment improves fuel/gas consumption.
  • Alignment improves steering and provides a more comfortable ride.
  • Alignment extends the life of your tires and reduces wear.

How does an Alignment Work?

When we perform a wheel alignment, we first start by hoisting your vehicle on a lift. We inspect the tire for tread wear. The type of tread wear we see tells us whether the “toe” or “camber” angles are off which helps us make the appropriate adjustments.

Next, we place electronic adapters on each of the wheels and use our wheel alignment machine to make the necessary alignment adjustments. Our machine provides us with instant, real-time feedback to ensure we meet the perfect angle placement for all wheels. Finally, we check that your steering wheel is in the center position so that you no longer experience pulling.

  • Hoist your vehicle upwards using a lift.
  • Inspect your tires to determine the type of tread wear.
  • Install electronic adapters.
  • Use an alignment machine to make the necessary adjustments.
  • Ensure proper alignment and angle.
  • Check that your steering wheel is centered.

Wheel Balancing

Often confused with wheel alignment for your car, our wheel balancing services are designed to make sure each wheel supports the correct amount of weight across your vehicle. The goal is to reduce wobbling and vibration caused by uneven weight distribution. When your wheels are properly balanced, you have greater control of your vehicle, use less gas, and ensure your tires last longer.

mechanic balancing a tire

Importance of Wheel Balancing

  • Wheel balancing improves weight distribution.
  • Wheel balancing eliminates wobbling and vibration.
  • Wheel balancing improves control.
  • Wheel balancing also improves fuel consumption.
  • Wheel balancing also helps reduce tread wear and helps your tires last longer.

How does an Balancing Work?

When we balance a wheel, we first clean the tire and rim. We then place the wheel inside a balancing machine. We input several dimensions, like the wheel’s width, sidewall, and flange. This precise, computerized balancing machine rapidly rotates your tires while determining the perfect weight and angle.

  • Clean the tire and rim.
  • Place the wheel into the balancing machine.
  • Input wheel width, sidewall, and flange dimensions.
  • Allow the machine to rapidly rotate the tires for perfect weight and angle.

Why It is Essential to Have Your Wheels Aligned and Balanced

Throughout this entire process, we take several steps to validate that there are no other potential problems with your vehicle. This means inspecting your tires for uneven or unnatural tread wear. Misalignment and imbalanced wheels can cause multiple problems. It is not just a question of having more control, better traction, improved fuel efficiency, and tires that last longer.

Misaligned or imbalanced tires can point to more serious issues with your suspension and brake system. It can also be caused by over or underinflated tires which force other tires to compensate for one tire’s lack of pressure. When that happens, the other tires experience faster wear and you could experience a flat – or worse – a tire blowout.

Your vehicle’s undercarriage, tires, suspension, brakes, and brake system are all connected. The performance of each of these systems is tied to each other. As such, it is good maintenance practice to have your tires balanced or aligned according to the automotive manufacturer’s manual or OEM specifications. If your car is old, then plan to have your tires balanced and aligned every 7,000 to 8,000 miles.

Henise Tire: Your Tire Alignment Shop Partner

If you have recently experienced your car pulling or swaying to one side, forcing you to push your steering wheel off-center, come to our tire alignment shop immediately. We will address the issue, fix the misalignment or imbalance, and ensure your vehicle is safe for you and your family.

If you would like to have a wheel alignment or wheel balancing, contact us now.

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