When adjusting the balance of a customer’s tires, wheel weights are used to correct any imbalances. The right weight placed in the correct spot helps ensure proper tire performance.
McGee Company stocks all sizes and styles of wheel weights for passenger vehicles and trucks. We have original equipment weights manufactured by Perfect, Bada, and Plombco. We carry lead, zinc, and steel weights coated or noncoated. With increased concern for our environment, the industry has shifted from lead weights.
By applying the weights to the wheel in a specific, precise location, that added counterbalance weight causes the wheel’s mass to be distributed more evenly around the axis of rotation.
This ensures the wheel will rotate without vibration. Weight placement location and amount of counterbalance needed is made easy with modern wheel-balancing equipment.
Two main types of wheel weights are used: clip-on weights; and adhesive weights. The “right” wheel weight depends on both technician preference and wheel application.