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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What is important to know when removing wheels?

March 21, 2012

-Loosen wheel nuts before lifting vehicle off the ground.
-Raise vehicle only a few centimeters (one inch) from the floor when doing operations on a freewheel or frame-contact lift.
-Block a vehicle securely on a lift to prevent rolling.
-Remove or replace the wheel from a squatting position. Minimize back strain by not bending forward.
-Do not place hands or wrists under wheel well while vehicle is suspended.
-Do not service split rim-type tires unless specifically trained in their repair and hazards.

What are some tips for inspecting tires and rims?

Clean rims to ensure that all dirt and rust are removed from lock ring and gutter.
Check all parts. Discard any damaged, worn or corroded components after removal.

When using a tire-changing machine, what should I know?

Lock wheel hold-down device securely.
Remove valve core.
Keep hands clear of pinch-points.
Use the correct tools.
Use proper lubricant to seat tire.
Do not mount damaged tires or wheels.

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