AFTER a few rounds of off-wheel balancing, my steering wheel still
vibrates when going at high speed.
Some shops recommend on-wheel balancing.
My friend told me that on-wheel balancing may cause a slight damage to
the gear box or CV joints as the car is jacked up, the wheels are hanging
loose and spinning fast.
On car wheel balancing is generally frowned upon nowadays because in front
wheel drive cars when one spins the front wheel, the differential side gears
are spinning around at high speed and may be damaged by insufficient
The usual technique is to lift both wheels off the ground and use engine
power to spin both wheels together and checking one wheel at a time.
Damage to the CV joints is not the problem as one would support the
wheels underneath the front suspension lower arm and the CV joints would be
Actually, having said all that, if there are problems in balancing the
front wheels, one should be checking the front hubs for run-out as the usual
cause is run-out in the hubs and brake discs and sometimes even movement in