How to Put a Car Tire Back on the Rim

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You have to be extra careful when putting a car tire back on the rim. Learn how to put a car tire back on the rim with help from an expert in the automotive industry in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. I'm going to give you a couple of tips on how to install this tire on this rim. This procedure should really be left to the professionals. It can be done by layman. Although, quite a bit of energy you'll need to expel. This rim has a drop center, in order for the tire to fit onto this wheel, there has to be a portion that's smaller than the inside of the tire. They call that the drop center. When the tire's installed, I'm going to put the tire into the drop center. Then, use a specialized tool to run the tire around the wheel to install it. After the tire's installed, the bead will run right here on the rim. We use a bead sealer on most tires, so that the air doesn't leak. The tire's then, going to be on the wheel. The two beads will be here, and when we apply the air,the pressure will push them out under the rim. And that's what holds the tire to the rim. After the tire is installed on the rim, we're going to want to balance it. These modern tires and modern rims are best left installed by the professionals. It takes quite a bit of energy to get this low profile tire under this rim. These are a couple of quick tips about how to put a care tire back on the rim. I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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