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January 10, 2017

Our New Tire Changing Machine

Hi, I’m Ben, store manager here at Virginia Tire and Auto of Bristow. I wanted to invite you into our bays and show you a tire changer that we have that’s brand new, state-of-the-art: the Hunter Revolution Tire Changer.

It is designed to be completely touchless, so that there are no issues with scratching any wheels. I’m going to have my assistant Mike show you and demonstrate how to use the tire changer.

So as the first part of the process, Mike is going to lower down the tire lifter. This will avoid any sort of workplace injury that might occur with lifting heavy wheel assemblies.

Once Mike gets it in place, he’s going to secure it to the machine using a completely scratch free device. Once it’s locked in place, Mike is going to rotate the tire.

What this does is he’s actually setting the location of the TPMS unit. The machine will remember this and is specifically designed to mount and demount the tire without any damage to the TPMS sensor.

Once Mike designates where the TPMS sensor is located, he’s going to go ahead and begin the tire changing process. What he’s doing here is breaking the bead. This will allow for the top bead and the bottom bead to come completely off the rim.

Now that the top bead is off, it’s going to go ahead and remove the bottom bead.

Okay, now that we have the old tire off we’re going to go ahead and mount the new tire.

The first step is for Mike to lube the new tire using the mounting paste. Using the mounting paste, he’s going to go ahead and get the entire inner bead of the tire, just to help get the tire on the wheel successfully without any risk of tearing the bead.

Perfect.

Now he’s going to go ahead and mount the top bead and bottom bead onto the wheel. Now the tire mounting process is complete, all that’s left to do is to fill the tire up with air and bring it to the balancer.

Thanks, Mike, I’ll take it from here. Thanks for watching the Hunter Revolution tire changer.

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