Common Mounting or Balancing Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them

The success of tire serving company like Telluride Tire & Auto usually depends upon two basic things:

  • Correct tire/wheel mounting
  • Correct tire/wheel balancing

However, people often end up doing the following mistakes during mounting and balancing of their wheel and tire.  

Mounting Mistakes

Following are few of the mounting mistakes:

  • Failure to monitor tire pressure

In the latest models of car, there are system to monitor tire pressure has already been provided however, most of the driver often fail to really recognize this high-tech system.

  • Improper handling of the reverse mount wheels

Often people end up doing common mistake of reverse mounting the wheels. Therefore, one must use reverse mount adaptor for avoiding scratching the surface of the wheel. While clamping, people must use jaw protection.

  • Inserting bead breaker in wrong way

In case, you fail to insert bead breaker close enough, then you will run a risk of getting sidewall plies damaged. By incorrectly inserting bead breaker, your wheels may also get damaged.

  • Not using sufficient lubrication

Whether you are mounting or removing the tire, enough lubrication must be used, however avoid using them in excess. Using correct amount of lubricant can help you to avoid leakage, corrosion and premature failures.

  • Holding the bead with hand-held bars

You may end up ripping the tire bead, if the bar slips as well as the tire may come up. Even your rim may also get damaged.

Try to use either mechanical or pneumatic for holding the tire into drop center when you are mounting upper bead

Balancing mistakes

Following are few of the balancing mistakes:

  • Outside coning

If you use outside cones, then it can lead to run out or wobbling. Try to place cone on back of assembly and then apply the correct-size plate after centering it on lug hole.

  • Residual static imbalance

When the assembly is balanced to zero dynamically, then there will be residual static imbalance left to some extent, which must be adjusted with the help of wheel weight adjustment.

  • Using any second-hand wheel weights

If you use steel clip, then it will no longer have the capabilities to use a new clip, as used clips will come loose and also fall off.

  • Reducing radial run-out ineffectively

For reducing run-out, re-positioning of wheel weights has to be done.

  • Incorrect mounting after balancing the assembly

By using consistent torque, it is possible to eliminate all the errors that can cause any comeback


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