How-Tire-and-Wheel-Balancing-Works Infographic

The first step to becoming a driver is to learn and maintain the balance of the unit you are driving. However, there are cases when you forgot how to do it and you would ask a tire shop or anyone who can help you with it. Also, with several upgrades that are made for vehicles, automatic ones have become favoured by many. Aside from simple ways of maneuvering it, it’s easy to handle and maintained. Before you go to any car maintenance tips, care to look at this infographic that provides a step by step procedures on how you are going to balance the tires or wheels whenever you need to do so.

1. The machine must be reset. You can do that by simply turning the machine on and off. To keep the balance, ensure that there is no stone that stuck in the wheel or any other materials that could add weight to it. Then, mount the vehicle properly through a balancer that uses clip-on wheel weights.

2. There are three mounting methods that you can choose from and which do you think is easier for you. You can use the back cone wherein the wheel is centered from the inner side through a cone. The front cone method is when the wheel is centered from the outside because there is no accurate inner surface to center on. Another basic mounting method is the pin-plate. In this method, you just add the pin plate to keep it aligned and balanced.

3. After mounting it, you can now enter the following dimension on the computer of the unit. The code A represents the distance between the balancer and the rim, W for the width of the wheel and D for the diameter of the wheel which can be found on the tire itself.

4. If you have an automatic mobile, you just need to pull the offset arm, hold it still until the beep sounds. But for the manually operated vehicles, you must enter wheel width dimension first and that is through using plastic callipers. If you lower the hood, you can see the unbalances and you can start correcting it.

5. When the tire stops rotating, raise the hood and then you will see that the inboard center bar blinks. If the weights are already 0.00, you don’t need corrective weights. But in some cases, you will need it. So, here is the process.

6. Attach the corrective outboard weight on the wheel. Press the button with NEXT and the wheel will rotate. If the outboard center bar will blink, attach the specified weight that’s necessary to keep the balance. Lower the hood so that the tire will respin. Check on the display. If you see that the weight is now 0.00, your car is now in balance.

7. However, as they said not everything will work for everybody and you’ll soon find a way how you can deal with your vehicle. But for now, especially for newbies, stick with this process first.



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