Wheel Balancing Basics Badge Details
Wheel Balancing is among the most in-demand specialties in the automotive industry, and many service centers lack on-site, trained specialists. Technicians with this certification are widely recognized for their advanced training and hands-on experience. The course provides lab exercises for training on professional-grade wheel balancing equipment. Students who successfully complete the course obtain the training and professionalism required to be safe, accurate and proficient on the job.
- Explain why vibrations happen.
- Diagnose the root cause of vibrations.
- Define the most common types of balancing.
- Understand which type of balancing is the best for the application and why.
- Identify what causes vibrations, besides imbalances.
- Explain the difference between a hub-centric and a lug-centric wheel and their different balancing procedures.
- Understand why different balancing procedures can be required for different wheel types.
- Explain the different types of wheel weights and why choosing the correct one is so important.
- Understand the different ways to mount a wheel to the balancer and when each method should be used.