To use a tire spin-balancing machine, secure the tire to the machine using wedge-shaped donuts. Enter the wheel size information, and select a dynamic balance. Lower the hood, and let the tire spin until the machine stops spinning. Respin the wheel again by lowering the hood, and adjust the weights to zero.Know More
Use the wedge-shaped metal donuts pressed into the hole of the rim to secure the tire to the machine. Arrange the rim in a flush position with a cup attached to the bar exposed in the sideways of the machine.
Enter the information of the wheel size into the computer. The information consists of the rim size, the diameter and the distance from the machine. The rim size is printed on the tire, while the rim diameter is calculated using a pincer-like tool.
Press the mode selection button until you see the dynamic light. Lower the hood, and let the tire spin until the machine stops spinning. Raise the hood, and display the tire until the display shows the tire as being top dead center. Tap the weight on the rim using a hammer on both sides of the rim. Spin the wheel by lowering the hood and adjusting the weights until the readout indicates zero.
The letters on tires normally indicate whether they are passenger or lightweight truck tires, if the tires are radial and their maximum speed capability. Tires that do not begin with a letter are Euro-metric tires, which have a different load-bearing capability than P-metric tires, according to Goodyear.Full Answer >
As of 2015, several independently operated websites offer tire size charts and conversion charts that list tire diameter, including Tire-Size-Conversion.com, TireRack.com and Maxima.org. Many tire retailers provide tire size calculators and tire sizing guides, including BFGoodrichTires.com.Full Answer >
Tire size dimensions are a series of letters and numbers on the sidewall of tires that indicate the tire size, type of tire and the performance rating. The dimensions and rating are important to know in order to ensure the correct tires are being used on a vehicle.Full Answer >
Although many companies manufacture tires in U.S. factories, as of 2014, only a few American-owned tire manufacturers remain: Cooper Tires, Titan Tires, Denman Tires, Goodyear and Kelly Springfield. Of these, Kelly Springfield is owned by Goodyear, while Titan Tires owns and produces both Denman tires and Goodyear brand farm tires.Full Answer >