Tire Mount And Balance
MOBILE TIRE MOUNT AND BALANCE AT YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
There are several different reasons tires can be out of balance. Tires, as they wear down, begin to take on a different shape than how they began. This is due to many factors, such as wear and tear on your front-end parts, the crown of the roads, potholes, hard braking causing flat spots, throwing or losing weight, and even poor construction of the tire. If you live in a snowy area or trek through mud regularly, snow and ice build-up can cause major shaking as well as the clumping of mud on and around the rim. In that case, removal of ice or mud would be necessary followed by a test drive and a re-balance if needed.
WHAT IS TIRE MOUNT AND BALANCE?
When you invest in a set of new tires, one of the experts at Wrench will mount and balance them. Tire mounting is the process of removing the old tires from your vehicle's wheels, putting new tires on your vehicle's wheels, and then bolting the wheels back onto your vehicle. The balancing process can be a bit more complex, but it needs to be done any time your tires are repaired or rotated.
When a wheel is balanced, the mass of the wheel and tire is evenly distributed all around the axle. In other words, there are no sections of the tire or rim that are heavier than other sections. A wheel can become unbalanced from damage or imperfection in the rubber or other materials. When it becomes unbalanced, you're in for a bumpy and noisy ride.
HOW IS TIRE MOUNT AND BALANCE DONE?
Mounting with the help of a machine is the easiest and quickest way. A tire changer is of great help to those who can't get the machine or get the car to a tire shop. Mounting tires by hand needs more care and precision of professionals, but it's achievable if you don't have a possibility to get a changer or a machine.
Our mobile mechanic cleans and lubricates the bead of the tire and the edge of the rim. After putting the tire on the fixed rim they push it as far as they can to get the lower sidewall on the rim. Applying pressure makes sure the tire look as snug to the rim as possible. Mechanics fill the tire with some air to seat the beads. The tire will pop as it sits on the rim. We check if there's a leak in the tire for the assurance. This method is quite fast if done by master mechanic.
To balance a tire, it must be mounted in the proper rim and then inflated to the proper air pressure and a new valve stem installed. Next, the complete tire assembly is affixed to a machine that is designed to spin the tire and identify the location and severity of the imbalance. Finally, the wheel is spun again to ensure that the tire is properly balanced. A tire is balanced based on the mass of rubber present at the time of its first balance.
Most tire companies will automatically balance your tires when they install new tires, but they will not necessarily check to make sure your tires are balanced when you come in for checkups or rotations. A tire in balance tends to stay that way, as long as you don't hit a curb or a large pothole. One trick to preserving your tires is to re-balance your tires every time you bring them in for a rotation, every 5,000 miles or so. It is a quick procedure that can easily be done during the rotation process and costs very little.
SYMPTOMS THAT INDICATE YOU NEED A TIRE MOUNT AND BALANCE
- Severe inside or outside edge wear on your tires.
- Unbalanced tires cause vibrations.
- Your vehicle pulling to one side or the other.
Driving your vehicle with an improper mix of tires, improperly mounted tires, or unbalanced tires can be downright dangerous. Your vehicle's handling characteristics can be affected which can lead to accidents. Trust the experts. Schedule an appointment with Wrench mobile mechanic to make sure your ride is pleasant, smooth, and most importantly, safe.