Date Posted:8 December 2023
Picture this: you’re cruising down the road, the wind is gusting through the open windows, and your car is gliding effortlessly. That magic only happens when your wheels are perfectly balanced — thanks to our top-notch car wheel balance weights. Say goodbye to annoying vibrations and uneven tyre wear! Our tyre weights are the unsung heroes of the automotive world, providing the wheel balancing you need to keep your drive in good condition. Trust us: your car will thank you, and you’ll wonder how you ever hit the road without them.
If you’ve checked out our range already, you’ll know that there are two key types of wheel weights on offer: stick-on wheel weights and clip-on wheel weights. In this blog, we’ll break down how wheel weights work, and the pros and cons of both styles. Now let’s shift into gear:
If you’re experiencing shaking, vibration, uneven tyre wear or difficulty steering, it sounds like your tyre is out of balance. Particularly if your car feels wonky as you steer around corners — or you’re finding that your wheels are pulling to one side — it’s time to get your hands on balancing weights for wheels.
Unbalanced wheels are unfortunately all too common. Whether they’ve been damaged, the tyres have worn unevenly, or you’re just experiencing classic manufacturing inconsistencies, there are all sorts of reasons you might be out of whack.
These clever counterweights are strategically placed on the rim of the wheel. Their mission? To offset any irregularities in your wheels’ weight distribution caused by factors like uneven tyre wear or variations in manufacturing. It’s all about restoring equilibrium. Picture it like a seesaw — if one end is heavier, it’s going to tilt. Balancing weights act like the friend who jumps on the lighter side, levelling things out.
Now, why go adhesive? Well, these bad boys are perfect for those who want a sleeker look. Stick-on wheel balance weights are ideal for balancing without those visible metal chunks hanging out. A discreet set of black stick-on wheel weights will hide on the inside of the wheel and be practically invisible. They’re the ninja of balance: silent and deadly effective.
Installing adhesive wheel weights is a breeze. Clean the wheel surface, peel off the backing and press the balancing weights on. Simple, right? They’re particularly ace for your alloy wheels since they won’t mess with the finish.
One con of these sticky tools is that they can occasionally fall off over time — especially if you brush up against a kerb or two. They’re easy enough to replace; we recommend you check that they’re still in position when you wash your car.
Don’t get stuck on the idea of being unable to take them off! We also sell a classic wheel weight remover tool, just in case.
Wondering what the deal is with clip-on wheel weights? As the name suggests, the title ‘clip-on’ comes from how you install them. These wheel-balancing weights have a flange or lip that you clip onto the edge of the wheel. This process involves lightly tapping or hammering the weight onto the rim, securing it in place. You might even use a specialised hammer for the job.
One of the main benefits of clip-on wheel weights is how quick and easy they are to install. They’re commonly used in tyre shops and or at mechanics because they can be quickly added or adjusted without a lot of specialised equipment. Plus, clip-on weights are available in various sizes to accommodate different wheel types and sizes.
The major drawback to clip-on wheel weights is that they’re not as low-profile as other options. You’ll be able to see some of the weight when you look at your rims — which might be a letdown if you’ve paid a lot for some sleek alloys. If this is an issue for you, you should consider wheel-balancing beads instead, which live between the tyre and wheel for a totally undetectable result.
Here at Bits4Blokes, your satisfaction is what drives us. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, we’re here to make sure you get exactly what you need. Whether you’re keen to clip on some wheel weights or you’re after something stickier, we make sure to stock the variety you’re looking for. Still not sure what to buy? Ask us! Our expert team is here to help you make the right choice for your ride, boasting the kind of knowledge you only get from experience. Discover the Bits4Blokes difference for yourself and shop online today!