CategoryWheel Balancers | Car Lift Blog
It is vitally important that your customers wheels are balanced properly. Improperly balanced wheels can lead to a rough ride, especially at higher speeds, which will cause all kinds of headaches for you and your customer. Fortunately, modern wheel balancing technology has come a long way since the bubble balancers of old, and then the static wheel balancers after that. The modern Wheel Balancer offers precision and accuracy that it’s predecessors never could. They offer such capabilities as dynamic balancing, which measures balance based on more than one plane, and even “road force” balancing that can simulate the forces as if the wheel were actually riding on the road.
As with any piece of auto shop equipment, the more features and capabilities you get, the more the machine costs. So a shop owner must weigh the benefits vs. the cost. For a high volume tire shop, the extra features could be worth it. Time is money. If your technician is spending time chasing weights or diagnosing a vibration issue, you could wish you had sprung for the more expensive machine. Nobody likes comebacks. As they say, “time is money”. Premium features include automatic calibration, hidden spoke mode and automatic parameter entry, where the user doesn’t have to manually enter the parameters. Some models have printers so that you can point out to them the diagnosis of the machine so they can see it for themselves. Some machines even have a wheel lift, so that your technicians can save their backs.
To increase accuracy on high end vehicles, some folks get a mounting flange kit. This allows you to mount the wheel to the machine utilizing the lug holes, instead of using a centering cone. This offers precision that is unparalleled.
A strong majority of auto shops don’t need all those bells and whistles. Many shops just cannot justify the expense. It would take a lot of balanced wheels to pay for an expensive machine.For them, A good, basic, dynamic wheel balancer is all they need.
We recommend a machine like our DST2420 Ranger Wheel Balancer. It is a reliable, accurate machine that can offer years of great service.
The Green Hornet is latest Columbia Pictures film that ASEdeals.com has played a very small part in. This is a new Seth Rogan comedy scheduled for release in early 2011. This classic television retro super hero flick is being brought out for a big screen debut in January. They purchased a Ranger RX950 Tire Changer along with a Ranger DST1200 Wheel Balancer for servicing their exotic and extensive fleet of vehicles that are featured in the movie. Said Bill Maxwell from Columbia Pictures, “We needed a quality tire changer and wheel balancer to service our fleet, including the impressive car of the Green Hornet – The Black Beauty. These Ranger machines get the job done at a very reasonable price.” This comes after a long list of feature films that ASEDeals has supplied auto shop equipment to, including, The Other Guys, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and more. We’ll keep you posted on future posts for updates.
ASEdeals.com is currently running a special on some of our most popular Tire Changer and Wheel Balancer combo packages. Now, all of these models are already on sale when purchased individually already. But right now, and for a limited time, you can get an additional discount when you purchase a tire changer along with a wheel balancer. This is a great time to save on some of our top machines at the perfect time. We carry tire changer by many top manufacturers and have models with all the latest, state of the art features. We have tire changers that can handle low profile tires, and even models that have a second mounting helper arm for run-flat tires. We even have touch-less tire changers, where you have no chance of damaging those expensive alloy rims. Machines with features like these pay for themselves in no time when you factor in that you won’t be turning customers away and also factor in that if you damage even just one set of expensive alloy wheels, that would have made up for the cost of the modern, feature-packed tire machine. These prices are only good until the end of July. Check out these deals on our wheel balancers and Tire Changers today.
Ranger Products, a division of BendPak Inc. has a great Wheel Balancer that you may want to check out if you are in the market for one. The Ranger DST-1200 Wheel Balancer. It has all the features of a top-of-the-line, premium wheel balancer, but it has the price comparable to an economy wheel balancer. It has all kinds of state of the art features, like a highly accurate sensor system that has unprecedented accuracy and speed. Accurate to within hundredths of an ounce that assures you that you are vibration free, which means no come-backs. It has an LCD that takes the guesswork out of where to place the weights. It marks the exact location for weight placement in just six seconds, even when you’re trying to hide them behind spokes. It uses the latest 16 digit digital processor technology, and is as reliable as they come. It has dynamic, static, alloy and motorcycle ATV settings. It has a multi-user save function that holds your presets to increase productivity. It has a split weight capability, to hide weights. Wheel parameter settings are not required for self calibration which saves time. For ATV and motorcycle wheels, it even has automatic conversion of wheel parameters, so you don’t have to manually enter them. Once again, time is money, and this machine is all about saving you time.