Looking for Best Tire Changer?

With so many different tire changers on the market, many customers ask for our guidance in how to choose the best one for their immediate needs. See our advice below:

Tire Machine for High-Volume Shops

Consider a tire changer that can handle the stresses involved, as well as be able to change a wide variety of tires. Suggest you purchase a tire machine that can handle both large and small wheels—and can handle low profile tires too. Low profile tires are becoming more and more prominent these days. And if you don't have a tire machine specifically designed for them, you risk damaging pricey alloy wheels. Damage to an expensive set of rims can cost you thousands of dollars.

Speaking of specialty wheels, consider a tire machine that has a power assist, mounting helper arm. Even though it will increase the cost of the tire changer or wheel balancer, it will be worth it. Changing specialty tires can be a lucrative venture. Think of it as an investment that can pay off itself quickly. And it’s near impossible to change flat tires unless you have the right equipment.

Note with some tire machines, you can add the mounting helper arm at a later time.

Tire Machine for Low-Volume Shops

You should be fine with a basic tire machine that clamps onto the rim. Yes, the old center post tire changers had their day, but this is the 21st century. Unless you plan to exclusively do steel rims, you're going to need a modern machine that clamps onto the rims. Not only do they make changing tires much easier, but they also are much less likely to damage aluminum wheels.
If you want to quickly grow revenue:
Check out our Ranger R​80DTXF tire changer. It’s extremely high performing where an operator doesn’t even have to touch a wheel during the process. Changer also comes with a built-in wheel lift minimizing the need to bend over and break your back on those heavy wheels.

Looking for something less? Then check out our Ranger R980XR tire changer. It has all the features of a premium brand, but without the high ticket price. Most major manufacturers have only a 1.5 HP motor, while Ranger tire changers have a 2 HP motor. Cabinets on each Ranger tire machine are beefier than most meaning less flex. Foot pedals are also stronger—made from forged steel. And finally, fittings for air lines, contained within its cabinet, are less likely to leak.

If you’re looking for an entry-level machine:
We recommend that you don't sacrifice quality. Our Workhorse tire changers are a great choice for folks looking for a solid tire machine at a very reasonable price.

If you want a premium brand:
You can’t go wrong with one of our Corghi tire changers. Made in Italy, they're everything you'll ever need in a tire machine: premium quality, best warranty and service, plus the finest Italian craftsmanship you'll ever find.

Give us a call if you need further assistance. We've been around for more than 20 years, and we know tire machines better than others.

 
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Notice how there are two boards on either side of the car lift. This is done sometimes to allow you to drive low profile cars over and onto the lift when the automobile is too low and would bottom out on the hoist. If you have a low profile sports car with a frame height off the ground that is below 5", your car's underside will make contact with the lift and bottom out. This is one smart method to avoid that potential pitfall. We've even seen some folks create a recess in their floor for this lift to sit in, although, this would be much more invasive.
This model has 3 different locking positions to give you the ability to raise the vehicle to different lifting heights, depending on your needs. It also comes standard with a 12 piece adapter kit to allow you to get at different frame contact points. Maximum height is at 53 inches with the tallest adapters, and 48 inches with the shortest adapters.

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