Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the “heavy spot”—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.
There are certain components of every car that wear out over time. These components may be filters, which get dirty and need to be changed. They may be brakes and belts, which wear down and lose effectiveness. They may be engine oil, power steering fluid, and other fluids, which need to be refilled, changed, or flushed.
Any time that you suspect your car is suffering from some sort of trouble it is important to let a professional auto mechanic run diagnostics. Judging by the symptoms you experience you can often get a clue as to what is wrong, which will help the mechanic pinpoint the trouble.
To keep the camshaft functioning in perfect timing with the pistons in your engine, a timing belt is necessary. The timing belt is like the maestro of the gas combustion orchestra: all of the engine components needed to provide power to the wheels rely on the timing belt to keep everything performing in sync with each other.