Now and again the tyres on a vehicle will need to be changed. When this happens you will need to be careful as they are being fitted as small errors can have a damaging impact on the wheel. Similarly, when the wheels of the vehicle are dismounted for wheel balancing the chances of damage due to negligence are high. Certain things need to be done precisely to ensure no untoward harm comes to the wheels.
So what are the things that one should be on the lookout for when getting wheels mounted or when they are being removed for wheel balancing? If you are looking for a professional and reliable place to get wheels balanced or new tyres fitted to your car choose the services of Wheel Balancing Horseley Fields. They are experts in wheel management and have a spotless record of vehicular maintenance.
Ensure that the jack is properly fixed and on a level surface.
When the wheels on a vehicle need to be dismounted the weight of the vehicle rests on the jack or jacks; depending on the number of tyres being dismounted. Ensuring that the jack is in the correct position is very important, as a misplaced jack can lead to damage to the underbody of the wheel or worse failure to hold the body upright. Also, ensure that jack is placed on a level ground surface when in use.
Be careful when the tyres are being dismounted from the wheel.
There are specialised machines which facilitate the removal of the tyre from the wheel. These machines need to be handled carefully. They are strong and have pikes designed to hold the wheel in place when the tyre s being unmounted. If however there is laxity on the technicians part these spikes can cause deep gashes and scratches on the wheel. Proper care and precautions should be taken to when using such machines to remove tyres on a wheel.
Keep the TPMS sensors safe.
One of the most common complaints by owners after getting new tyres fitted is problems in the TPMS of the car. The sensors of the TPMS are generally placed next to the bead bundle or the valve of the tyre. As such they are prone to damage when tyres are being changed. Inform the technicians in advance about the TPMS capabilities of your vehicle to help them avoid damage to the sensors. Also, check the TPMS before you leave a workshop after getting new tyres or wheels balanced.
Use proper wights to balance the wheels.
When the wheels on a vehicle need to be balanced weights are added to them. These weights come as stick-on weights or are fixed between the bead bundle of the tyre and the wheel. Human error can cause the weights to be placed in a way that makes them prone to loosening and falling off. Optimum attention and careful work can reduce the chances of this happening.
Balancing: not centring the wheel correctly on the balancer.
Many fitters insist on using the front side of the wheel when centring the wheel on the balancer. This practice gives rise to the number of off-centred balancing on wheels. This can be catastrophic for ride quality. So it is best to insist on using the backside of the wheel when centring the wheel for balancing.
Maintaining proper balancing in the wheels will not only ensure that the tyres on a vehicle do not suffer irregular but will also lead to a comfortable driving experience. Similarly changing tyres on tour vehicle at the optimum time will allow you to have a safer car. For the best tyres on sale and their hassle-free fitment to your car, visit Martini Tyres Wolverhampton.