|Hup Shun Tyres, Malaysia|
Do you have a steering wheel which vibrates at high speed? In most cases, it is usually the wheel balancing but it could also be warped brake disc rotors. However, unless it vibrates when you are braking, your best bet is to check the balancing first. Now the problem is, sometimes mechanics says there are no problems found, despite you being so sure that the problem is that particular problem (sounds familiar?).
To be fair to the mechanic, the owner should know his/her car best as they have spent a greater deal of time driving it. The problem comes when the feedback from the car owner is not taken seriously by the workshop mechanic.
Below is an independent review from forum. Please do not judge the shop from just this review, but merely take it with a pinch of salt and assist you if you face a similar problem.
DETAILS OF MY EXPERIENCE:
I sent my car to HupShun Tyre @ JALAN PJS 11/7, BANDaR SUNWAY, for changing two front tires. After changing the tires, I experienced steering vibration at high speed above 120/kmh.
I brought it back to HupShun the next working day and told them about the problem. They just took it out, rebalanced and replace back, and tell me "it's 'OKAY now".
From my past experience, I had this same vibration problem above 120/kmh before, and the previous tire shop did an on-wheel/high speed balancing for me, and everything was ok. - But this HupShun mechanic told me that actually they don't have that machine to do high-speed balancing.
THEN THINGS GET INTERESTING.
He proceeded to tell me actually my rims are dented (bengkok)!!
I argued and said, if my rims are dented (bengkok), why the day before when I traveled to Johor and back, there was NO vibration AT ALL even at 150-160/kmh??
I politely asked to speak to the manager.