Originally Posted by goldfinger22
They do NOT recomend road force balancing and they told me that it is recognized form of balancing by ANY tire manufacturer ????
He said he would put the Michelin Smeterys on but I have had excellent luck with the Comfort treads in the past ????
I'm not sure who they are? The tire dealer? And what tire manufacturer doesn't want their tires balanced other than the ones making donuts that won't balance well.
As for Symmetry tires, I had those as OEM on my LeSabre and they were good, but I replaced them with Harmony by Michelin. They have been good WITHOUT being RoadForce balanced. But the tire chain from whom I bought the tires has RoadForce balancers in some of their stores so I can go get them rebalanced if I wish under my lifetime balance guarantee.
The Park Avenues had a slight stiffness problem transmitting the uneven tire movement through the car. BM'* solution was to replace the tires with Michelins and to have the wheels and tires RoadForce balanced. What tire store doesn't want them RoadForce balanced?
Go to a quality Buick dealer and ask them what they do.
I'm not sure what brand Comforttread is, but my service manager back in 03 was showing me he GoodYears they were putting on a GM car and how bad they were with the RoadForce balancer--how much they were off from rolling round. He commented that the Michelins were still the roundest rolling of them all.
I wish you luck but you can't believe everything the tire store may say. A friend shopping for a new car was told he better buy a new XXX brand car because the independent truckers are likely to go on strike and that means no new cars at the dealers to be available. I pointed out to him the trucking of cars from transfer drop lots is done by companies with fleets of trucks, not by independent truckers driving the car haulers.