Mounting and Balancing Tires on Flat Lip 3 Piece Wheels
We regularly receive jobs in the shop for mounting and balancing tires for flat lip, 3 piece wheels. This can pose a challenge as the back barrels do not have a drop for us to dismount the tire properly.
When performing this service, we have to remove the face side tire first. We always use the Motion Pro Rim Shield guards to protect the wheel lips. After that, we remove the tire from the machine. Using the bead breaker, we push the rest of the tire off into the tire well or tire drop portion of the wheel. Once this is achieved, we return the wheel and tire to the machine and remove the rest of the tire. Mounting can also be challenging, but in this video instance, there was not a problem. People with stretched tires will have more issues getting them to bead on the wheel lip beads correctly.
Even though this video is sped up, this requires more labor to remove the tire. We charge an hourly rate for all custom 3 piece wheels. If you have a standard wheel, made by your vehicle’s manufacturer, there is no need to worry. There will not be any additional charge for standard wheels.
With a purchase of tires at Meister Werks, we also offer free flat repair, free tire rotation and we will warranty your tires if there is a warranty issue with the manufacturers milage warranty. Anther service we offer is wheel alignment. On our state of the art 3d laser alignment machine, we will be able to dial in your alignment. This will eliminate unnecessary tire wear and prolong the life of your tires.
To make an appointment to have your tires changed, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.
Mercedes Benz SL500 Custom Work
Meister Werks European & Import in Renton, WA, one block south of The Renton Landing did some custom work last week. We worked on this Mercedes Benz SL500. The customer was leaving on a road trip and wanted to get a few things done before the trip.
We installed the customer’s new wheels and tires and lowering arms on the leveling sensors. This allows the car’s factory air suspension to measure the height lower and will set the car at a lower stance. After installing the leveling arms, we did a four-wheel alignment, which make the alignment centered to avoid any excessive wear that occurs after lowering the Mercedes.
We also installed an Ex-Lip Pro kit on the front bumper and side skirts. Quick detail and some tire shine helped the Mercedes Benz look brand new.
When we finished we performed at courtesy thirty-point inspection on the car. We found a few minor things the customer should be aware of. The more critical item was the brake fluid had a moisture content of +4%. The moisture content can never be above 2%, 0% is the best. We informed the customer that he really needed a flush the brake fluid to prevent any damage to the brake master cylinder or brake calipers. Moisture can break down the system, causing corrosion and make the brakes feel spongy.