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Garage Equipment Supply carries the finest in wheel service equipment.
Garage Equipment Supply provides more than just balancing equipment. We provide total
balancing solutions. Our wheel-balancing machines are built to maximize
shop productivity and uptime, and deliver years of dependable service.
We carry tire balancers from CEMB, COATS, and Ranger because they represent the pinnacle of balancing equipment.
Why do I need to balance my tires?
Tire balance, also referred to as tire unbalance or imbalance, describes the distribution of mass within an automobile tire or the entire wheel to which it is attached.
When the wheel rotates, asymmetries of mass may cause it to hop or
wobble, which can cause ride disturbances, usually vertical and lateral
vibrations. It can also result in a wobbling of the steering wheel or of
the entire vehicle. The ride disturbance, due to unbalance, usually
increases with speed. Vehicle suspensions can become excited by
unbalance forces when the speed of the wheel reaches a point that its
rotating frequency equals the suspension’s resonant frequency.
Tires are inspected in factories and repair shops by two methods:
static balancers and dynamic balancers. Tires with high unbalance forces
are downgraded or rejected. When tires are fitted to wheels at the
point of sale, they are measured again on a balancing machine,
and correction weights are applied to counteract the combined effect of
the tire and wheel unbalance. After sale, tires may be rebalanced if
driver perceives excessive vibration.