However, that does not mean that it cannot be done. You may require the services of an expert since improper alignment may cause some considerable damages, but if you understand cars and have the basic equipment, you can do tire balance in just a few minutes. Below are some of the steps you need to keep in mind during the process.
- 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.