Car tires are one of the bigger investments will have on your automobile. Having a proper tire balance will protect your tire investment by slowing down tire wear as well as making a smoother and more comfortable ride for you and your passengers. Improper tire balance can also cause wear on steering and suspension components leading to other costly repairs.

Here at Drake Auto in Sterling, VA we have invested in a new type of tire balancing technology. We use something called Road Force balancing. Large tire manufacturers use a million dollar machine to test how round a tire is before selling it to the public. Hunter engineering has come out with a more affordable version of this technology and we decided to make that investment for our customers.

With Road Force we can tell how round the tires are as well as the balance so we will know exactly where to place each tire on the car for the best ride and balance possible. We often get customers saying they have been to 2 or 3 tire shops and no one can get the tire balance right. After a Road Force balance we often get a call back saying , finally someone got it right. We can balance all size tires from a standard Toyota to oversize pickup truck tires. We also often balance high speed tires like on BMW, Porsche, Audi and Mercedes Benz.