Step-by-step Guide To Choosing The Best Tire Changer For Your Auto Shop

01/01/2018 Balance Group

A step-by-step guide to choosing the best tire changer for your auto shop.At UNITE, we have a wide range of experience with many types of tire changers that we would like to share with you.

The sheer amount of tire changers that exists can make choosing the best options for your shop seem like an overwhelming prospect. From Corghi to Ranger, each manufacturer has its strengths and limitations that can make or break that particular option for your shop. At UNITE, we have a wide range of experience with many types of tire changers that we would like to share with you. By the time you are finished reading, you should have enough information to be able to make a better decision regarding the best tire changer for your auto shop.


The first differentiator you should consider is the typical type and size of the wheels you most frequently work with. Are your clients mostly driving sedans and smaller daily driving trucks, or do you work with larger vehicles that would require larger tire changer parts? Answering that question will help you make the first step towards making the best decision.

One additional consideration is whether or not you would like to specialize in catering to a certain type of tire. For example, if you choose to work with run-flat tires, you will require a separate kind of tire changer. Run-flat tires allow the operator to continue driving the vehicle even on flat tires until they can be replaced. Those special tires often require a different type of equipment than traditional tires typically would.


Another huge factor in finding the best tire changer for your shop needs will be its price. Consider not only what your shop can currently afford, but what it will likely be able to afford in repair parts and maintenance down the road. While cheaper tire changers may lower upfront costs, consider how the maintenance costs will add up with a lower quality product.


There are many different types of tire changers that have some way of mitigating the amount of risk involved with a tire change, for both your employees and the tires being worked on. That being said, one of the better options is a tilt-back tire changer. For inexperienced staff members, these types of changers provide less risk of damaging tires.


While there are certainly benefits of both options of tire changers, electric models still typically take the win in terms of convenience and expense. That being said, always consider which type of tire changer will be best suited to your specific auto shop’s needs. Just because electric options are cost-effective, does not mean they will be effective in all types of shops or garages.


UNITE Automotive Equipment is the lead provider of auto repair shops for automotive lifts and automotive service equipment. With over 5,000 products, we offer the most diverse and widespread selection of shop equipment, meaning you will never have to go anywhere else to get the exact equipments you need.

Balance Group was founded in 2005 by an experienced team who have served in Automotive Service Equipment Market for more than 20 years. Headquartered in Shanghai, with 870 employees and 4 production bases covering 160,000㎡, Balance Group is today a leader in the Chinese automotive service equipment industry.

Balance Group owns four professional brands: UNITE, PULI, APO, and HPMM, which together serve as an automotive garage equipment expert near you.

Contact our team today and let us know how we can help you choose the best tire changer and tire changer parts for your unique needs.