Tire Truing

Tire Truing

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.

Tire Balancing

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.

main-image2Using 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.

For Tire Truing & Balancing call:
717-738-2461 (Ephrata)

Here are the steps to achieve perfect balance:

The Hunter LoadForce tire balancer uses the ForceMatch load roller to identify the loaded tire high spot.

Using the Hunter QuickMatch system the wheel run out is easily identified.

The wheel information is used along with the information found by the ForceMatch load roller to mark the wheel and tire for match mounting. At this point the wheel and tire can be broken down and remounted to minimize runout.

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. this step is not necessary, but is recommended for maximum tread life tire wear quality.

Using Hunters SmartWeight technology the wheel and tire assembly is balanced using the least amount of weight possible. The wheel weights can be hidden from sight on most applications while still performing a perfect static balance.