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Anyone know of a reputable tire shop/roadforce balancer in Toronto?

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I just traded in my 2012 Limited in for a 2014 Overland two weeks ago. Probably not a smart move, but it is what it is. Anyway, I have the same dreaded vibration at highway speeds I had with the old one that I chased for the whole year I owned it.

When I took the 2014 out for a test drive, it was smooth. I just came from a 2 hour drive and it is now exhibiting the same vibration characteristics as my previous one - smooth for the first 1/2 hour of driving at all speeds, then progressively worse at around 120 km/h and over. Strangely though, none through the steering wheel this time. I'm so sick of this. The dealership said they rears balanced out properly. I want to have it looked at by an independent shop but, like anyone, I want to be able to trust the job. I keep reading how the roadforce is only as good as the guy doing it.

Anyone have a shop in the Toronto/Mississauga/Scarborough area they can recommend?
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go to and see if they have any recommended installers in your area. they will list oif they have the raodforce machine
I wasnt saying they were better...just that they list roadforce balancers usually.

Reading comprehension is a virtue
"reputable tire store/roadforce balancer" To me that means he's looking for a reputable shop that uses a roadforce balance machine.

I offered the Op ONE solution. On tireracks site you can search by area and then each shop is rated by the consumers. Tireracks database just suggests. In my area...there was only one "chain" store and it turned out to have the BEST equipment and BEST tire techs according to the reviews. It also had the best pricing FWIW. I was NOT saying it should be the end all to his search....but it does help when he doesn't have a former 24 hr pro team member that can balance the tires on spot using spit and a rock. Im sorry...but it does make a difference to have the best equipment....and that's my opinion. Im not saying that the best equipment means the best service. Its best to go with word of mouth or unbiased reviews if you can filter them from the BS reviews. Obviously OP there are other ways to find a reputable shop.....setoutguy makes some good points other than being a condensending ass.
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