Learn How to Operate Your Tire Changer Correctly and Safely

Using a tire changer is not a complicated process, as long as you take the time to review the steps needed for the proper operation. It is worthwhile to review the owner’s manual and any other documentation that came with your changer prior to using it. Reviewing this information not only ensures you operate the machine correctly, but also safely.

Three basic procedures you commonly encounter when using a tire changer are breaking the bead, demounting a tire, and mounting a tire. Each procedure can be broken down into several steps, with each step requiring specific tasks to be completed before moving onto the next one. Here are the detailed information for the steps.

Breaking the Bead

    Remove the valve core.
    Break down the bead.

Demounting a Tire

    Clamp the tire to the table.
    Position the mount/demount head.
    Pull the top bead over the mount/demount head.
    Raise the tire.
    Pull the bottom bead over the mount/demount head.

Mounting a Tire

    Apply the tire lube.
    Position the tire to mount.
    Seat the bead
    Inflate the tire.

It should be pointed out that reviewing “how to” instructions is not the same for each type of shop or situation you might encounter. Further, the tips and suggestions provided are only to illustrate certain functions of a wheel clamp tire changer. If you have additional questions or are not sure how to perform a specific operation, please contact our technical support team.

GUANGZHOU JINGJIA AUTO EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.  is a top leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive service equipments, especially tire changer and wheel balancer wholesaler in China. Our management group and main technician persons have more than 20 years experiences in researching, developing and manufacturing automotive service equipments since 1990. Their vast experiences in products knowledge, production process and international trade will be a great help for us to serve our global customers in a passion, professional and prompt way. For more products detailes, please refer to our official website http://chinapuli.com/Products/Full_View/.


Selecting a Scissor Lift for Your Business

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1.Scissor concealing platform structure which occupies small space, also doesn't need grond pits.

2. With hydraulic lock and mechanical dual-gear safety-claw lock double safety device, safe & reliable.

3. With removable pump, flexible & convenient.

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Annual Car Lift Inspections


You load up the car lift with a very heavy car, raise it up and then stand under it. It is VITALLY important that you take all the precautions you can to ensure you, and your staff, is safe.

What happens during the annual car lift inspection? During the inspection, the inspector is looking to confirm that all of the lift’s components are in place and in working order. Most importantly, that your lift is SAFE.

    Examining all accessible structural components, including welds, for any evidence of overloading, misuse or abuse.

    Examining electrical components and wiring.
    Checking the lift controls to ensure accessibility, an unobstructed view of the lift and an automatic return to the neutral or “off ” position when released.

    Locating appropriate lift documentation, safety instructions, vehicle-lifting information, lift safety labeling and capacity labeling.
    Confirming adequate clearances around the lift.
    Checking all fastening devices for tightness and proper fit.
    An annual lift inspection includes a thorough evaluation of the entire vehicle lift.
    Checking the lowering speed over the full down travel of the lift.
    Operating the lift through its full cycle and checking the operation of the positive stop. Checking to see if the lift locks engage in the fully extended position.
    Checking all lubrication points for cleanliness, integrity of fitting and presence of lubricant.
    Checking all chains and cables for excessive slack.
    Checking all potential pinch points. The standard is just the starting point.

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3 Awesome Smartphone Apps your Customers are Using

For the last couple of years, everyone uses their smartphones and mobile devices for.. well, everything. From purchasing toothpaste to asking yahoo why your windshield wipers aren’t spraying water, smartphones help us get through the day and many claim to not be able to live without them (apparently they did just fine prior to having them).

Every industry has since benefited from mobile devices and the auto repair shop industry has been no exception, from review sites such as Yelp, to DIY apps helping car owners become more knowledgeable, people love apps and here’s why you should too. Let JMC walk you through 5 Awesome Smartphone Apps your Customers are Using.


Recent drops in oil will probably slow down the use of this app a little but that doesn’t mean it isn’t helpful. Gasbuddy basically kills two birds with one stone as it helps us find gas stations near us and even goes as far as to inform users which gas stations have the cheapest gas. Doesn’t sound very cutting-edge but it has been useful. GasBuddy also offers daily $100 certificates for free gas, that’s always cool.


One of the most common questions among vehicle owners is, is my vehicle really a gas guzzler? Or am I really driving that much? Well, with Accufuel app, you’ll get your answer. If you have multiple vehicles, this app will tell you which of your vehicles is indeed the biggest gas guzzler and whether or not you're getting the miles to the gallon as you were promised.

Accufuel, instantly helps you see whether or not your different driving habits affects your fuel efficiency.


For shop owners, this might be one of the most important apps geared directly towards you and your business. RepairPal helps users find repair shops near them that have been previously approved by other drivers in the area. Not too different from Yelp or other review sites but RepairPal also offers a roadside assistance option (that will only charge you if you use it instead of paying annual fees), track your repairs option (you can record what you’ve done to your vehicle as well as a checklist of what’s pending) and most importantly, get estimates as to how much upcoming services may potentially cost.

There are dozens of apps out there that cater to gearheads looking to go that extra mile and track every single detail and statistic their vehicle has to offer. The most important thing shop owners should realize is, staying up to date with these apps can help your shop stick out and be front and center when a person is in need of a reliable repair shop.

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10 Quick Marketing Tips to Increase Your Auto Repair Shop Client

As we all know, every business nowadays needs marketing in order to succeed. So we deiced to write down 10 quick and inexpensive marketing tips that will increase the clientele in this upcoming year. Make sure you take each one at a time and once you have done all of them, please let us know how it has affected your auto repair shop business and as always, feel free to add anything so it can help the rest of us as well. Good luck!!!

1. Create a blog

This is the first thing that any business has to have nowadays, and it is extremely easy to create one. You can either create your own blog (which is probably a little bit more complicated, but if you have the know-how, it is probably the best choice) or just get one through wordpress.com, which will only cost you about $18 a year for the domain and hosting.

The best thing to blog about is to start taking pictures of all the cars that come into your shop and that you fix, and write a little bit of a summary about what you fixed and how you did it, and it only has to be about 250 words max.

With these posts, it will be easy for you to accomplish two things. The first thing is that It will allow you to rank on Google for certain keywords that are related to auto repair and your geographical location. For example, you can start ranking for keywords like “auto repair in (insert location of your shop here)” or auto body shop in (insert location of your shop here)”. The second thing is that it will allow you to start creating a small following of people in your area because they will see the type of cars that you are fixing and they will gain trust with you.

2. Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +)

These are probably the three biggest Social media venues that you should focus on at first because they are the most important ones. So after creating the blog, spend a little bit more time creating a Facebook fan page, a Twitter page and a Google + Business page. These are all extremely easy to create and it would only take about one hour or two create all of them.

Once these profiles and pages are created, make sure that you share whatever auto repair post you write on your blog in these three sites that way you can reach even a bigger audience in your area, and also make sure that you interact with people in these three social venues all the time. This will help you create a following and it will also help you gain trust from people that follow you.

3. Email newsletter

Create an aweber.com email newsletter account and link it to your blog and your Facebook Fan Page. The Aweber account will only cost you about $19 a month but it is extremely worth it because email marketing is one of the best ways to market nowadays.

In order for people to sign up, offer something for exchange, like “Sign up to our newsletter and receive a free oil change” or something that will bring people to the door so you can help them out in other areas of their car.

4. Oil change or checkup reminder

Make sure that you invest in your current customers by emailing them and sending them reminders to get their oil changed or to get their cars checked up. Aweber.com also offers a service which is included in the $19 a month package where you can automatically send your client email every two months or so as a reminders to bring their cars in their shops. The good news is that you would only have to write these emails once, and once you add a customer’s email. The software will do all the work for you.

5. Online review sites/ directories

Make sure that you remind every customer to leave you a good review on yelp.com or on merchantcircle.com or on your Facebook fan page or your Google + page. These are valuable priceless reviews that will create a strong buzz and of course will give you a sense of trust for anyone that reads it.

6. Follow up with old clients

Online marketing is great and it will increase your clientele, but you also have to focus on some simple, old school marketing. Any customers, who haven’t been around for a while, make sure you give them a call and make sure that everything is fine, and offer them a free checkup next time they come in to your shop.

You can even hire a high school kid, or a college kid to do this. All you would need to do is write a simple pitch for them so they can follow it when calling your clients. Make sure that they read the pitch out loud 20 times before they even get on the phone so they can be comfortable with what they are saying.

7. Mailing Holiday cards to old clients

The holiday season is the best time to bring people together and to remind customers that you exist and are there to help them out in anything auto repair related. So come up with an interesting and funny holiday card that will put a smile on your customer’s faces. You don’t even have to give anything away for free here. All it is just a small gesture from your local automotive repair or body shop wishing them Happy Holidays.

8. Network with non-competing businesses

I am sure that in the area where you live there are plenty of businesses that can help you market your business and vice versa. There are two great ways to take advantage of this situation.

Create a small flyer and ask those businesses if you can leave 100 -200 flyers there and they can do the same so you can put them in your auto repair shop as well.

You can also do a coupon where if something is bought in the business that you have made a partnership with, they get a $5 discount for something in your shop and you can do the same for them

A great example of this is a tire shop and a car wash place trading flyers so they both can bring business to each other and giving out coupons for each other’s business.

9. Local flyers

Use those same flyers that you are giving to your local businesses and go to a local parking lot and put them on the windshields of all the cars. You probably won’t get a big return from this but it is enough to gain a couple of customers for a half an hour of work, and of course, you can always get a high school kid to do this for $20.

10. Word of mouth

Make sure that every customer that comes into your shop is completely satisfied and informed about everything in his car. Every customer that leaves your shop satisfied is a potential advertising machine that will tell all of their friends what a great job you did for them and for their car. So go that extra mile because at the end of the day, that extra mile ends up being a lot shorter than you think, and extremely rewarding.

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What to look for in a new tire changer?

What to look for in a new tire changer?

With proper maintenance and repair, standard tire changers for steel rims and regular valve stems lasts for many years. However, fuel economy regulations, newer vehicle designs and trends are changing rim size and composition leading to an effect on tire changers as well. This is the age of touchless tire changers, but then it takes the user some getting used to.

Along with changing brakes and oil, repairing and changing tires is among the most common jobs handled by a light duty fleet maintenance facility. Modern vehicles have tires with aluminum rims that are soft, have stiff sidewalls along with TPMS or tire pressure monitoring system valve stems. Most of these can break if serviced improperly. A new tire changer must be able to handle these changes.

Should You Select A 110V Machine Or A 220V One?

One of the most commonly asked questions on tire changers is whether one should buy a 110V machine or a 220V type. Not that there is much of functional difference between the two and many shops have used one or the other without noticing any. Although both machines consume the same amount of power, the one with the higher voltage rating will run at half the amperage.

To put it in simple terms, power is a product of voltage supplied and the consumed current. Therefore, for producing the same power output as for a 220V unit, a 110V machine will consume double the amperage.

However, installing a 110V tire changer is simpler as it does not require an electrician to intervene. However, one clear differentiator exists between selecting a tire changer working on 110V from the one working on 220V. This is explained by technicist of Puli, the global leader in capital equipment related to automotive repair, such as wheel and tire service equipment and lifts. The senior manager of sales and marketing explains that a motor running on higher voltage has an advantage when starting under load.

Higher Voltage Equals Higher Torque

Servicing of heavy wall truck tires or wheels and tires with stubborn performances can cause the turntable on a tire changer to stall. A machine operating on 220V has a better chance of restarting and continuing after a stall. That makes the 220V machines more important, especially as new light duty vehicles now increasingly come with aluminum rims.

Most often, a tire changer needs a separate assist arm put up on the far side of the tire. A tire bar is then required to depress the bead in between the rim and the mounting head. The tire bar has to be readjusted by repeating the process when the user turns the tire by about 30-degrees or so.

While installing the tire, the turntable might stop turning as soon as the technician lifts his foot off the pedal. This may happen even if the rim has been secured properly and the bead has plenty of lubrication on it. Sometimes, the technician may need to take his foot off the pedal, as the tension from the bead can pull the mount head into the rim, causing damage. The technician may also need to stop for adjusting the tire bar to avoid tearing the bead.

Since the turntable needs to keep moving to prevent damage to the rim even as the bead gets tighter a 220V machine with proper assist arms is preferred. The technician can make adjustments freely knowing that the turntable will readily rotate afterwards. A struggling turntable may need another technician to help spin the tire, and a 220V machine makes the process safer and more efficient.

Future Requirements

Vehicle users desire large rims and fuel economy requirements need tires with low profiles. Both these requirements are affecting the type of tires that fleets now have to work with. Therefore, it is preferable to have a tire changer with a large turntable along with a tilt-back mechanism. This will allow accommodating not only the tires already in the marketplace, but also adaptable to the future thinner tires with larger rims.

When a fleet operation services mostly wheels and tires of light duty trucks and passenger vehicles, they typically need a tilt-back style changer with a standard swing-arm having a wheel clamping range up to 24-inches. Therefore, it is important to check the specific requirements before selecting the appropriate machine.

GUANGZHOU JINGJIA AUTO EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. is a top leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive service equipments in China. Our management group and main technician persons have more than 20 years experiences in researching, developing and manufacturing automotive service equipments since 1990. Their vast experiences in products knowledge, production process and international trade will be a great help for us to serve our global customers in a passion, professional and prompt way.

Our main products line including: Tire Changer, Wheel Balancer, Wheel Aligner, Lifts, Nitrogen & Air Inflators, Lubrication Equipments, Air Conditioner Recovery & Recharge Machines, Fuel Injector Diagnosis & Cleaning Machines, and other related accessories & tools.

Whether you are a retailer, end user or distributor, you can be assured that you are purchasing quality products at competitive prices from a highly respected company in the automotive industry.You can find professional tire changers from us http://www.apoautomotive.com.


How do I know when I need a wheel alignment?

When your vehicle’s wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most motorists notice a couple of things. First, the family car pulls to one side when driving. It could be slight or pretty severe. If your wheels have been out of alignment for a while, you’ll also start to see uneven tire wear – the shoulder on either the outside or inside of the tire is worn down more than the others.

A whole bunch of steering and suspension components are joined together. Everyday driving can cause a vehicle’s wheels to go out of alignment over time just from the joints loosening up. Hitting those ever so small potholes overtime can cause this to happen sooner than later. That’s why most car makers recommend an alignment check every couple of years. Depending on where you live or the conditions you drive in (off-road driving, harsh winter conditions, poor pavement, etc.) – an alignment inspection every year at your locally owned and operated auto care center may be called for.

Suspension and steering components wear over time as well which can lead to dangerous and costly alignment issues. Of course, a big bump like hitting a curb or major pothole can knock a wheel out of alignment or damage a critical steering or suspension part.

Your auto care center can have your vehicle inspected for uneven tire wear and dig deeper into what is causing the issue. The type of wear provides clues for what might be wrong. Undercar parts are inspected for wear and damage. The alignment machine will provide a reading of how each wheel is aligned. The reading is compared with the alignment settings recommended by the automobile manufacturer, and then the service specialist makes the necessary adjustments and repairs to bring your wheels back into proper alignment.

Putting off a wheel alignment can get costly due to tire wear. Bad alignment can chew through a tire pretty quickly. If you see uneven tire wear, if your steering wheel is off center, or your family car pulls to one side ask your local auto care center about getting an alignment check.

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Choosing the Best Lifts for Truck Maintenance

When dealing with trucks, safety is a top priority. From techs to drivers, everyone wants them to run properly and get passengers securely from point A to point B. If you’re in charge of keeping those trucks running, you know that maintenance is key. A well-maintained truck is a safer truck. And providing great repairs requires great equipment. If you’re planning a truck maintenance facility or looking to upgrade an existing one, choosing the right auto lifts is paramount. When you pick the right tools for the job, both the repairs and the buses will be safer.

Picking a Lift

A lift is a must for most truck maintenance shops, and you need one that can handle the job. There are several options available, including runway lifts and in-ground lifts. Those options both have their benefits, but they also take up quite a bit of room. We’ve found that mobile columns are a great fit for most bus maintenance facilities.

Thanks to their lower cost and flexibility, mobile columns have become the go-to, entry-level lift for many shops. Also called wheel lifts, they’re very versatile, and don’t require a dedicated bay. You can move the lifts wherever you need them and then shift them out of the way when you’re done.

What about wheel repairs? Just add a wheels-free jack stand. You’ll raise the bus with the mobile columns then lower it onto the jack stand, freeing up your wheels. Overall, mobile lifts are a convenient option that often makes the most sense for bus maintenance shops.

Before you pull the trigger, here are some questions to consider as you plan to add mobile lifts to your facility:

Wireless or wired? Wired mobile lifts are easy to set up, but wireless lifts are even faster. If speed is a priority, opting for columns that can work together without techs adding a wired connection each time is a smart move.

How many will I need? This depends on your facility, of course. How much space you have, how many trucks you need in the air at one time, etc. For reference, our PL-2980 configuration can hold up to 2,381 lbs.

How should techs be trained to use them? It all comes back to safety. As your keeping those buses safe, you’ll want to ensure your technicians are using the repair equipment properly. Make sure you get a demonstration from your distributor when they drop off the lifts, and then add mobile lift training to your overall safety plan.

When your facility is equipped with the right tools – and your techs use them correctly – everybody wins.

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Tires, Shoes, Wheel Alignment Have in Common

I’m sure you know that it’s important to wear the right shoes. It can make a world of difference in how your feet, knees, legs and back feel. Harvard Medical School wrote an article that shares 8 Tips for buying shoes that are good for your feet. Who knew that buying the right tire for your car is just like getting the correct shoes for your feet? Let me explain.

Wheel alignment helps ensure your tires are angled correctly, level with the ground, straight ahead and parallel to each other while keeping your car running smooth and true. Misaligned tires can eventually cause expensive damage to your vehicle like problems with your steering system and also suspension which is made up of complicated parts just like our bodies. So make sure you are taking care of both your vehicle and your body.

There is no better way to ensure an aligned car than with the new 3D wheel wheel alignment machine from Puli. It is the way to prevent all these unwanted car problems. The new machine precise and easy-to-understand measurements with high-quality screen graphics that are easy comprehend. This top-quality machine comes from a name you can trust, with the support and instructions you need to get your new alignment system up and running quickly.
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