Learn about tire mounting with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Whether you’re shopping for tires online or at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet tire shop, you’ll need the new tires put on your vehicle. While you might think it’s something you can do yourself, it’s best left to the professionals. Learn what tire mounting includes and why you should have it done by tire shop pros.
What is tire mounting?
When you buy new tires, they’re put on the rims of your vehicle.This is called tire mounting. Mounting a tire is just one part of tire installation. Once your new tire is mounted on the rim, the entire wheel is spun on a balancing machine. Having your wheels balanced ensures a smooth and even ride. Wheel weights can be attached at the right points of the rim to make sure the wheel is balanced. Once the wheel has been put through the tire mounting and balancing process, it’s put back onto your vehicle.
Can I mount my own tires?
While it may seem like the less expensive route to go, in the end you’ll wish you had a professional mount your tires. Professionals have the proper equipment and experience for tire mounting.
Tire mounting done by an untrained person can lead to many problems with your vehicle. You can also get seriously injured. When a tire is mounted to the rim, the tire bead needs to fit flush with the rim. Rust or corrosion need to be cleaned off the wheel hubs and rims to make a flush fit. Ultimately, if a tire is improperly mounted, it can result in premature tire wear, tire failure or the tire may not function to the best of its ability. That’s why it’s best to leave it to your tire shop professionals.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we offer passenger tire mounting and light truck tire mounting. We mount your tires to manufacturer’s specifications to ensure the smoothest, safest ride. You can even buy the tires right at your local store. We offer top brands like Yokohama, Cooper Tire, Michelin and Goodyear. For any of our auto repair or tire services, you can request a quote online or call 1-800-365-9936 to schedule an appointment.