Tech Tips

Did you know over 30 million vehicles on the road require steering system reset?
Hunter’s CodeLink is the only reset device integrated into the alignment process to ensure fast, simple steering system resets as required by the OEM.

Tech Tip – Proper Tread Depth – Monday, September 23, 2013
tread-depth-gaugeProper tread depth is essential as the grooves in a tire push out debris, rain and snow to ensure that tires make contact with the road.

As tread depth decreases, so does a tire’s performance, increasing the wet weather stopping distance and potential for accidents. Manual tread depth gauges are the most traditional method of measuring tread depth, but require interpretation to read and manually record results.

Using Hunter’s digital tread depth gauge with a spring-loaded plunger reduces human error, and allows the technician to quickly record readings at up to three points per tire.

Measuring tread depth at three points per tire facilitates thorough diagnostics of premature tread wear, which can reveal alignment issues.

Toe misalignment has the greatest affect on tread wear, generally causing feathering of the tire. Feathering wear of the tire is wear from one side of the tread to the other. Camber misalignment causes excessive wear on the inner or outer edges of the tire.

Tech Tips for Difficult to Service Wheel
Servicing difficult O.E.M. and custom aftermarket wheels, low-profile tires and runflats can generate exceptional profits with minimal investment. But, to help avoid potential injuries and costly mistakes, proper equipment and training are necessary. Begin by keeping in mind the following tips…
Tech Tips for Difficult to Service Wheels

Tire Changer Comparison and Choice Chart
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Plastic clad wheels
Plastic clad wheels requires special procedures when changing tires. This document includes the procedures for servicing and balancing of these wheels on Hunter equipment.