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.
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 >
If the car is a 2003 or newer, the correct tire pressure is found on the driver's side door on a placard along with the weight of the vehicle. For cars older than 2003, the information is also displayed on a placard, but it may be in another location.Full Answer >
Department of Transportation tire codes indicate vital information about a tire, including its place and time of manufacture and the type and size of the tire. DOT codes are vital for determining the age of a tire when making a purchase or determining if it is potentially affected by recalls.Full Answer >