How to Balance Tires
- Get rid of any previous wheels weights that are present on the wheel, since they pose a great challenge when it comes to wheel balancing. Then place the wheel and the tire on the balancer by way of inserting the shaft through the wheel hub and leaving it in place, bearing in mind that the wheel has to be centered on the balancer.
- The next step is to gently spin the wheel in the balancer. During this procedure you will notice that the heaviest part of the wheel is being drawn to the bottom and the lighter part on the top. Give it time to settle in position, and then place a mark on the lightest part of the tire. You could repeat the process just to ensure that you placed the right mark in the right place. To complete this process attach the wheel weights, adhesive side first to the area of the wheel that was marked just below the spot. This will in turn counter the imbalance of the tire.
- Slightly move the wheels to a 3 o’clock position. Let go of the wheel but if it rolls clockwise to place the weighted position on the bottom, then that means you have added too much weight. In the event that it rolls to the top, then that is enough weight added. You may continue adding and subtracting weights until you attain the required balance, which should be at 3 o’clock position.
Finally, to ensure that the wheel stays in position, secure it with duct tape or any other similar adhesives. You will then need to remount the wheel to the car, ensuring that the lug nuts are secure. Dick Cepek tires are a good example of some of the best tires in the market, and the beauty is that they are available in a wide variety of sizes, which is perfect for any tire assembly.