Tyres Mounting All you need to know
Tyre are the parts of your vehicle that allow you to drive safely. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. Tyres manufacturers have to design tyres that help vehicles run smoothly. Tires need to be strong enough to accommodate heavy loads while being flexible enough to absorb the bumps, cuts and debris that come along with driving.
Don’t try to change your car tyres yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. You might end up damaging your vehicle or even getting injured. If you need to carry out repairs or MOT Mansfield to your vehicle, always contact a professional mechanic. Never drive around with flat tyres.
Tyres need to get changed regularly, especially if you drive a lot. Tyre changers are tools that allow you to remove old tyres and replace them with new ones. These machines are equipped with different parts to help you mount your tyres correctly. Tyres need to be mounted properly. When you mount a tire on your wheel, the rim needs to be perfectly round. If there is any imperfection in the shape of the rim, then it will affect the performance of the tire. To avoid this issue, you should get a rim alignment kit. This kit also helps in getting rid of other issues like uneven wear, tread separation, and misaligned rims.
The Tyre Removal Process:
Removing tyres is a two-step process. First, the tyre must loosen from the rims. After removing the tyre, the inner tube must be cut and lifted out. These steps are usually performed by using a jack stand. Once the tyre is loose, the tyre valves get removed. A new valve should then get fitted. Next, the treads cut away. Finally, the tyre gets detached from the rim.
The mounting wheel is next, so the tyre breaker can remove the tyre wall from the wheel. The garage employee positions it on the rim and presses down. The tyre is then rotated once and the process is completed. This dismantling step ensures the tyre bead, i.e. the inner ring, is pressed completely over its corresponding rim flange. The employee then places the rim in the mounting wheel, removes the balance weights and finally pushes a button to mount the tyre. The mounting wheel rotates and the tyre is automatically removed from the rim.
The first step after removing the old tyre is to inspect it. If there is any damage to the wheel, then the tyre will need replacement. After inspecting the tyre, the next step is to measure the circumference of the rim. Once the measurement is complete, the tyre needs to check for wear. Tread depth is measured by placing the tyre against a ruler and counting the number of millimetres of the tyre that protrude above the line. Finally, the tyre should be inspected for signs of damage. Damage includes cuts, cracks, bulges, and other defects. All damaged areas need to get repaired before the tyre can get mounted.
The garage worker first positions the wheel on the machine using the mounting arm. Then he/she fills the tyre with air and closes the valve. After that, the worker places the bead of the tyre on the rim and pushes down the lever. He/she rotates the wheel until the tyre is positioned correctly. Once the tyre is properly placed on the rim, the worker presses the lever again. The wheel continues rotating while the worker pulls the tyre towards the centre of the rim. When the tyre is fully engaged, the worker stops the rotation and lets go of the lever. At this point, the tyres are ready to inflate. Once the tyres get inflated, the worker closes the valve.
After the first step of mounting the tyres, you will need to check if the wheels get balanced. If not, you may have to add small balancing weights on the rims to correct the issue. You can also make sure your car is running roundly after mounting the tyres.
If you notice any problems with your car’s tires, get them replaced immediately. If you’re not sure whether your tyres need replacing, check out our guide on what to look for when buying tyres.