If you are considering getting into the wheel service business either as a professional or a private garage owner, then you will need a reliable computer wheel balancer and a tire changer. There are many models of computer wheel balancers from which to choose.
A computer wheel balancer,
when used properly, provides accurate measurement information as to the
out of balance condition of a wheel assembly. The wheel balancer
calculates the amount of weight needed to correct the out of balance
condition and also identifies the correct location on the wheel for the
operator to attach the appropriate wheel weight.
It is extremely important that the operator pays close attention to
the information provided by the wheel balancing machine so that the
wheel assembly may be balanced correctly. The correct amount of weight
placed on the wheel at the correct location on the wheel will result in a
balanced tire/wheel assembly.
However, it is important to note that a tire/wheel assembly which is
“perfectly balanced” does not guarantee that the vehicle will experience
a smooth ride on a level highway at 50 MPH. There are many other
variables which contribute to the vehicle’s “rolling” performance. A
bent rim, loose lug nuts, or a tire belt separation can adversely affect
the riding comfort of a vehicle that is rolling on a full set of
“balanced tires”. Tires that have cupped spots or irregular worn tread
patterns may be “perfectly” balanced on any computer tire balancer and
may still not “roll smoothly” down the highway. The old adage that you
can balance a square tire and it will NOT deliver a smooth ride is very
Large off the road tires with deep lugs will not ride smoothly, no
matter how perfectly the tires are balanced. These deep lugs on tire
will actually pick up stones and other highway debris and hold these
objects between the lug patterns on the tire to create an out of balance
It is extremely important that when mounting the tire and wheel
assembly on a computer balancer shaft that the operator uses the correct
cone mounting system or lug mounting system to ensure that the wheel is
properly mounted. If the wheel is not solidly mounted, the wheel could
easily rotate on the balancing shaft when the balance cycle begins or
ends and the balancer’s results would not be accurate.
Puli wheel balancers
are available in several models. The high speed Puli wheel balancers
are capable of balancing small motorcycle and scooter wheels all the way
up to large super single wheels found on the trucks. Puli offers
several wheel balancer accessories that will allow the operator to
properly most tire and wheel assemblies found in most countries.
Wheels need to be balanced not only when you are installing new
tires, but also when tires are rotated on a vehicle. There are several
factors that can affect the balance condition of a tire that has been
driven for thousands of miles. Wheel weights, both the clip on style and
the adhesive type can fall off the rim. If a wheel weight moves its
position on the rim or falls off of the rim, the once balanced wheel
becomes unbalanced. A tire may also shift positons on the rim which
would create a situation where the wheel would need to be rebalanced.
Most professional tire shops use a tire mounting compound that provides a
“slippery” surface to the rim and allows the tire to be mounted and
demounted easily. Once the tire is mounted, this professional tire
mounting compound dries to become a paste that actually helps keep the
tire from moving on the rim. If the incorrect tire mounting compound is
used (EG: dishwasher soap), the slippery substance can remain slippery
for a long period of time. If the car owner accelerates quickly or
brakes quickly, the tire can actually move on the slippery rim so that
the wheel and tire become out of balance because the position of the
tire has changed.
A balanced set of tires provides a much smoother car ride than a car
whose tires are not balanced. A set of balanced and properly inflated
tires also helps to extend the life of the tires by several thousands of
miles. Wheel alignment and tire balancing are two important services
that need to be performed on every vehicle to ensure a smooth ride and
extended tire life.
wheel balancer manufacturer: http://www.chinapuli.com/Wheel_Balancer/