Modern Tire Dealer

Handbook 2019

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P e r f o r m a n c e H a n d b o o k 2 0 1 9 10 B a s i c T r a i n i n g the shovel, and use the same procedure for unseating the back bead, making sure the shovel does not contact the rim flange. 4. When attaching a steel wheel to a rim clamp machine, position the clamps in the center of the assembly and press the appropriate pedal to expand the clamps and secure it to the machine. 5. Tulip drive machines have rubber feet that secure all types of wheels from the inside or from the outside with special attachments, while other machines use a clamping chuck that secures the wheel to the machine at the center hole. 6. Once the assembly is secure, apply an approved rubber lubricant to the entire top bead of the tire, making sure it is covered from the bead toe to the molded rib on the lower sidewall. 7. If the sensor is not properly positioned, it will become pinned against the drop center of the wheel aer the bead is lied above the rim flange. 8. With the sensor in the correct position, use the tire iron to pry the top bead over the rim flange, making sure the bead opposite the demount/mount head is completely in the drop center of the rim. When using a pry bar with a protective sleeve, make sure it is properly positioned to avoid scratching the rim flange. 9. e next step is to unfurl the bead by reversing the rotation of the assembly if possible, and then press the appropriate pedal while pulling up on the assembly to demount the top bead. 10. Before attempting to demount the bottom bead, rotate the assembly so the sensor is once again positioned under the demount/mount head. When the sensor is in the correct posi- tion, it is protected from damage. 11. Use the tire iron to pry the bottom bead over the rim flange and the demount/ mount head. 12. Pull up on the tire and step on the appro- priate pedal to turn the assembly and demount the bottom bead. 13. Before mounting any tire on any rim, technicians should use a wire brush to clean the entire inside of the rim from the drop center to both flanges, and then inspect the rim for any cracks, damage or severe pitting from corrosion. 14. e next step is to thoroughly inspect the inside and outside of the tire for any damage or evidence of prolonged under-inflation. 15. Radial light truck tires with steel sidewall plies must be inflated in an OSHA-compliant restraining device and inspected according to the procedure Service Bay Policy VIP techs know exactly what to do when the vehicle becomes their responsibility VIP Inc., which does business as VIP Tires & Service, has a Service Bay Policy in writing. • All vehicles entering the service bays must have a valid work order generated. • Employee (and discount eligible family members) must pay for any work performed on their vehicle (current labor rate with employee discount) prior to leaving the facility. • No employee is to perform any work on their own or discount eligible family member's vehicle. • Employees must make payment for any service work or parts at the time of work order completion (or immediately for non service related purchases). • At no time is any employee permitted to remove any used customer vehicle parts from the facility (this includes old/replaced parts, used tires, used rims, radiators, catalytic converters, etc.). • No company owned tools or equipment are permitted to leave the facility for any other reason than: repair or transfer to the support center. Transfers and repairs must be authorized and documented with signature of person picking up the item. • Personally owned tools and equipment must be maintained and secured by the owner. Personally owned tools and equipment are the owner's responsibility. • No service bay employee is permitted to "pick" parts. Parts must be pulled, added to the work order and delivered to the staging area by a member of management or sales employee. • All customer vehicles must be secured at all times when not being serviced (i.e., wait- ing for service work and after work is completed). • Customers' vehicles cannot be released until we have collected payment in full. The last one is in all caps: AT NO TIME IS A CUSTOMER TO BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN THE VEHICLE WHILE SERVICES ARE BEING PERFORMED IN THE SERVICE BAYS. Then trying to demount or mount aluminum and alloy wheels, the clamps should be expanded so they secure the tire/wheel assem- bly to the machine on the outside of the rim. Some tire mounting machines include a pneumatic arm that can help force the opposite bead into the drop center when working on low aspect ratio and run-flat tires. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TIA

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