For mounting, balancing special wheels
Installing and servicing wheels and tires requires careful selection and use of proper shop equipment.
This is especially true because of the increased popularity of custom wheels for the sports car, luxury-car, sport-truck and off-road markets.
To avoid damage, these custom wheels require both precise and gentle handling only possible if you have equipment designed for the job.
Today's custom wheels have attractive, yet often fragile, surface finishes.
Alloy wheel rims are easily damaged. Stiff sidewalls of some high performance tires make mounting difficult. And the frequent use of extremely low-profile tire/wheel combinations offer challenges to avoid damage during the mounting process.
To properly and safely handle these wheels, manufacturers of mounting and balancing equipment have an impressive array of models to suit the needs of even the most demanding shops.
Here are some tips for selecting and using those that may best fit your requirements: