Tire truing is a process that renders the tire absolutely round by slowly spinning the tire in its normal position while shaving the high spots with a high-speed razor mechanism. The result is an equal distance from the centerline of the axle, assuring the smoothest ride possible. Unless you’ve had your tires trued prior to balancing, you can’t imagine how well your truck can ride. This is a lost art that will change the way your vehicle handles, dramatically improve the character of the ride, and increase the life of the tire.
GSFA offers two options for tire balancing. One is the installation of Equal®, a balancing agent that is unaffected by rotation— it goes inside the tire, keeping it balanced for its lifetime. The other option is the industry-leading Hunter LoadForce tire balancer with ForceMatch, SmartWeight, and QuickMatch technology.
Hunter LoadForce Tire Balancer with ForceMatch, SmartWeight, and QuickMatch Technology
To keep your trucks vibration-free from the ground up, we use industry-leading Hunter LoadForce tire balancer with ForceMatch, SmartWeight, and QuickMatch technology to bring each wheel into perfect balance. In fact, we’re the only area shop using this advanced equipment.
First, we use the Hunter QuickMatch system, attaching a series of highly accurate sensors to measure wheel runout. This system uses the ForceMatch load roller to identify the loaded tire high spot. This process quickly detects if, and where, a wheel assembly is out of round. We can even detect bent wheels.
Using this information, we mark the wheel and tire for match mounting. Matching the high spot on the tire to the low spot on the rim cancels each other out to minimize runout-related vibration. After the tire and wheel is match mounted, the assembly can be trued using an Amermac tire truer to completely remove any remaining runout, mounting flaws, or tire defects that would cause vibrations and irregular tire wear. Finally, we calculate the exact balancing correction needed to independently eliminate both static (shake) and couple (wobble), applying the least amount of weight possible in the most effective spot. The result—perfectly round, perfectly balanced wheels for a smooth, comfortable ride.