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This might be a dumb question, but I had all service covered under the maintenance plan the dealer gave me when I bought the car, so just want to make sure.

I need to have my wheels balanced, should I have this done at the dealer or the tire shop that I like? I have had tires rotated there (before I bought the Forester) and a few tires plugged and I like their service. I'm just wondering if with the CVT the forester is pickier and if this is something better done at the dealer. Again, pardon my ignorance but I appreciate any insight!
 

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The CVT has nothing to do with wheel balance. Go where you like. I go to my local Discount Tire for all things tire related.
 

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The CVT has nothing to do with wheel balance. Go where you like. I go to my local Discount Tire for all things tire related.
Ok, thanks for confirming. I appreciate the response!
 

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This might be a dumb question, but I had all service covered under the maintenance plan the dealer gave me when I bought the car, so just want to make sure.

I need to have my wheels balanced, should I have this done at the dealer or the tire shop that I like? I have had tires rotated there (before I bought the Forester) and a few tires plugged and I like their service. I'm just wondering if with the CVT the forester is pickier and if this is something better done at the dealer. Again, pardon my ignorance but I appreciate any insight!
I purchased new tires a few weeks back from Mavis. They did a poor job of balancing it when they installed the new tires and I noticed it right away whenever I drove over 60MPH. The steering wheel would vibrate and i could feel shaking from the wheels. Went back and had them re-balance. Good thing they didn't argue and re-balanced and now everything is fine. I think it depends on the tech that is doing it regardless if it's at the dealer or not.
 

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You might want to ask your dealer and tire shop if they offer Road Force balancing. If one does and the other does not, I would go with the one who does offer Road Force balancing (aka match mounting).
 
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