Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 2006 B 200 & Audi A6..
Location: Lake in the woods... Canada
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For best results,..go with what is marked on the tag that is on your B Class car. On the tire wall you will see a "max tire pressure" #. Do not set the tires to that pressure.
You are now in the general forum. If you go to the B Class forum further down in Benzworld Forums, you will be able to ask more specific questions on your B 180 model. I feel that you will have many basic questions for us.
Concerning wheel balancing and wheel alignment, they are very different. Your new tires would have been balanced when they were just installed on the rim and should be fine for quite a while.
Balancing keeps your tires from shaking and bouncing while driving. It helps keep better contact with the road with smooth rolling and does this by adding small weights to the edge of the rim or the interior of the wheel to keep your wheel properly balanced.
A wheel alignment keeps your B "tracking" straight on the road. A bad wheel alignment will permit your B to track to the side of the road and towards the ditch,..as a quick explanation.
Go to tirerack.com and search out all of the informative video's and common tire and wheel questions. Their answers will be much better than I can explain here.
Last edited by DEVOURS; 01-21-2012 at 06:53 AM.