Tire Balancing

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Traverco Truck & Tire Service offers fast and reliable service for different types of tires and vehicles in Suriname

Traverco Truck & Tire Service has the best equipment for installing balancing and repairing different tires..

Tire Balancing

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Balancing

Perhaps the best way to begin is to discuss the lack of balance. When a tire is mounted onto the wheel, two slightly imperfect units are joined to form an assembly weighing forty pounds (this is the average for cars). The chance of this assembly having absolutely precise weight distribution about its radial and lateral centers is virtually impossible. Remember that all it takes is half an ounce of uneven weight distribution for a vibration to be felt. The illustration below shows how an imbalance creates vibration.

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Static Imbalance:

Occurs when there is a heavy or light spot in the tire that prevents the tire from rolling evenly and causing the tire and wheel to undergo an up-and-down motion.

Dynamic Imbalance:

Occurs when there is unequal weight on one or both sides of the tire/wheel assembly’s lateral centerline, thus creating a side-to-side wobble or wheel shimmy.

Keeping Your Tires Balanced

Your tire dealer can isolate many of these problems for you, and there is no question that determining whether the tire/wheel assemblies are good and in balance is the first place to start.

Other Sources of Vibration

• Bent wheel

• Tire out of round (radial or lateral runout)

•Wheel-to-axle mounting error

• Inconsistent tire sidewall stiffness (force variation)

• Brake component wear or failure

• Drive train or engine component wear or failure

• Suspension wear or failure

• Wheel bearing wear or failure

• Wheel alignment is out


Balancing High Performance Tires and Wheels

Match Mounting

Today’s high performance tires and wheels are made with features that facilitate optimum mounting. Wheels are marked to identify the minimum radial run-out spot (low point) on the bead seat surface. Tires are marked with a high point location.

Mounting the assembly to match these two points is called match mounting. This method minimizes the balance weight needed to correct any remaining imbalance and the radial run-out that may occur in the wheel/tire assembly.


Force Variance

On rare occasions, a tire may be manufactured with slightly inconsistent sidewall stiffness (creating what is called force variance) which leads to a ride problem. A new generation of balancers can detect this condition.

The balancers can also guide tire technicians to remount the tire in an optimum position that puts the assembly within specification and eliminates the problem. If specifications cannot be achieved, the defective tire will be identified for replacement.


Wheel Weight Placement

Many of today’s wheel designs necessitate unique wheel weight placement to achieve both precise balance and aesthetic appeal. Your tire dealer will inform you of the best method for your wheel type

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