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.


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