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.
During a tire blow-out, the driver should keep the gas pedal pressed, steer in the direction of the skid, and correct the steering to bring the car back into line. After regaining control, the driver should ease off the gas pedal to slow down, and pull off the road when the speed has been reduced.Full Answer >
The average passenger car tire weighs between 20 and 22 pounds, light truck tires less than 17 inches in diameter weigh around 35 pounds, and semi-truck tires weigh between 105 and 110 pounds. The weight of off-road tires varies depending on use, such as for agriculture, mining or large equipment. Scrap tires weigh less than new ones. Passenger tires weigh 25 pounds new, while they weigh 20 pounds as scrap.Full Answer >
Safely deflate a tire by depressing the relief valve located at the top of its valve stem. Tires are commonly bled or aired down to one-third of their standard highway-driving pressure to allow for better traction when driven in snow or sand. Bleeding down works by increasing each tire's footprint.Full Answer >
Tire chains, which are used for driving in snow, are links of heavy steel, while tire cables, designed for the same purpose, use steel aircraft cable inside alloy traction coils. Cables are lighter, easier to install and usually less expensive than chains, but chains may provide better traction.Full Answer >