Although most people refer to this process as one, wheel alignment and balancing are entirely different processes. Wheel alignment ensures that the wheel angles are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. On the other hand, wheel balancing ensures that the mass of your Porsche is evenly distributed within the entire wheel. Proper wheel alignment and balancing will result in a significant change in the performance of your Porsche.
Importance of Wheel Alignment
Comfort when driving
Driving a car with the correct wheel alignment is memorable, unlike improperly aligned one. Driving an improperly aligned car requires more effort and concentration. This is exhausting especially when driving for long distances or on a poorly maintained road.
Saves you money
Replacing tires sets you back a significant amount of dollars! Poorly aligned wheels are known to wear out faster compared to properly wheel. Thus, you will spend more money replacing your Porsche tires prematurely.
Safety when driving
This is the primary importance of wheel alignment. Driving a car with improperly aligned wheels is risky especially in wet or icy conditions. This is because poor wheel alignment makes handling of your Porsche harder. Imagine driving a Porsche that steers to one side (the side that is improperly aligned) once you release the steering wheel! Such a car will require undivided attention. When driving for long distance, such a driver is likely to get extremely tired thus putting the safety of the passengers at risk.
Importance of Wheel Balancing
Makes driving enjoyable
Driving an imbalance Porsche at high speed is risky and annoying. In such a car the steering wheel tends to sway. This may cause you to lose control of your Porsche when driving at high speed or a poorly maintained road. Not only does this interfere with your comfort but also puts the lives of you and your passengers at risk. Driving a well balanced Porsche allows you to push it to its limits without the fear of losing control.
Preserves other components of your Porsche
Wheel balancing indirectly increases the life of essential car parts. Properly balanced wheels ensure that parts such as axle and ball joints are not subjected to unnecessary pressure. In an imbalanced Porsche, these essential car parts tend to wear and tear at a faster rate thus requiring you to replace them.
Reduces tearing of your tires
The wheels of an imbalanced Porsche tend to wear out much faster and in an uneven manner. These wheels wear out around the edges rather than at the center. This requires the owner to replace the wheels more frequently which is not economical
By reducing the wear and tear of your Porsche tires and other essential parts of the car, wheel balancing saves you money!