Wheel Balancing Machine and Tyre Care
Car wheel balancing is a delicate procedure and utilises specialised equipment such as wheel balancing machines. Wheel balancing is an integral part of the tyre-fitting process making it paramount that workshops and garages know they are using the best equipment available to balance wheels.
We supply, install and maintain a range of premium automated and manual wheel balancers, suitable for car wheels, motorcycle wheels and commercial vehicles or trucks.
SICE has been at the forefront of automotive equipment for over 50 years. Based in Italy, the SICE brand was founded in 1964 and has continually manufactured the best in class Tyre Changers and Wheel Balancers. At Everard, we’re proud to offer the SICE range of premier tyre equipment to our clients in the UK. We offer sales, parts, servicing and repairs for all SICE wheel balancing machines, including the S606 HS and S606 E, the S 62E, S73, S65, S63 automatic electronic wheel balancer range and more. It is recommended by that drivers get their tyres balanced every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. This makes the service a highly lucrative offering for garages to offer. Some will even suggest as low as every 3,000 miles. The impact on a vehicle can be detrimental if this process is skipped. By offering wheel balancing using one of our car wheel balancing machines you can give your customers a smoother ride and ensure a longer lifespan for their tyres. It can also increase fuel efficiency. What is the difference between automatic and manual wheel balancing? To balance a wheel the machine needs 3 main parameters. The offset, which is the distance the wheel is away from the machine, the wheel diameter, which is the diameter of the rim on which the tyre is fitted and the wheel width. Only with these parameters can the machine carry out the wheel balancing procedure and these are what impacts the type of machine. Manual - input all 3 parameters. Semi-automatic - input the tyre width and the rest is measured automatically. Automatic - all 3 parameters measured automatically. It's important to note that the balancing accuracy is not affected by the way the data is collected. The main advantage gained with a fully automatic balancer is the speed of turnaround for wheel balancing as well as accuracy.
The Importance of Wheel Balancing Equipment
You can easily convert standard wheel balancers with a 40mm shaft into a motorcycle wheel balancer. Most of our equipment pieces come with an adapter included.
This allows you to extend the range of balancing services that you can supply to your customers without investing in a separate machine for motorcycles.
If your motorbike wheels are unbalanced, it can cause premature wear and become a hazard.
As the wheel tries to wobble itself out of alignment, vibrations make their way through the wheel spindle, which in turn stresses the wheel bearings, leading to premature wear. There’s also the danger that excessive vibrations could loosen various fasteners around the bike. Tyres will also run hotter as the contact patch moves, again leading to uneven wear.
When to Use a Tyre Machine
A customer may not come in specifically for wheel balancing but the equipment can still be utilised by your garage staff.
Often a customer may not be aware their wheels are off-balance or know they should be checking their balance every 5,000 -7,000 miles.
Having the equipment on-site allows your staff to easily and quickly spot issues with the vehicle’s balance and recommend to the customer they might need their wheels balanced.
You may also pick this up during the tyre-fitting process. If you have a customer complaining about any of the following symptoms whilst driving then it’s time to utilise your tyre balancing equipment:
- Vibration underfoot in the steering well or through the seat at high speeds.
- Vibrating steering wheel – particularly at higher speeds.
- Unusual wear patterns on tyres indicating unbalance.
SICE Wheel Balancing Machines All SICE Wheel balancers are programmed with advanced Italian software. With over half a century of experience in the automotive market, SICE has developed wheel balancers which offer a great choice of functionality across the range, to suit any wheel balancing application. The accuracy of a wheel balancer will depend on how many positions it can measure in the 360-degree rotation. The more positions it can pick up in one revolution, the more accurate it can be in telling you where exactly to place the weight. SICE Wheel balancers have a minimum 256 position sensor in the machine, giving you the most precision possible in today's market. Everard offers an extensive range of cutting edge tyre equipment, including service, sales, parts and repairs for all SICE wheel balancers and tyre changers. Get in touch today or check out our product ranges online.