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On-highway truck tire balancing yields benefits

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For every dollar spent on balancing truck tire and wheel assemblies on the highway, "the return will be $10 in savings," say officials from Counteract Balancing Beads Inc.

The calculation "is based on a 2.2% fuel savings and increase in tire life. Other benefits that are not calculated in this estimate are reduction on total vehicle vibration and the resulting damage to the vehicle and driver's health, plus road damage caused by axle hop.

"It is not just a coincidence that the truck speed where fuel consumption starts to increase dramatically... is the same speed where the suspension starts to resonate with the out-of-balance wheel assemblies."

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