Counteract Balancing Beads
Tyres and Rims

Counteract Balancing Beads

Correct tyre balancing significantly increases driving comfort. It reduces tyre wall deformation of the tyre and the rolling resistance. This has a positive effect on the fuel consumption. Particularly in the transport and shipping business with fleets consisting of trucks and light trucks, the balancing of the tyres opens up a high saving potential and thus a safe and efficient ride at all times.

Counteract balancing beads are offered for almost all kinds of vehicles, such as struck, light trucks, off-road, SUV, quad / ATV and motorcycle tyres; In addition, Counteract balancing beads can also be used for passenger cars under certain conditions. Counteract balancing beads also work with tyres filled with nitrogen.

The high-quality balancing beads consist of silicon-coated glass micros pearls that are electrostatically charged.

It is not known that Counteract balancing beads react or interact negatively with other metals or substances.

Counteract balancing beads are also extremely well suited to work with up-to-the-minute modern sensor technology (e.g. fleet and cockpit sensors, which are especially used with trucks in the fleet sector). Also with the common TPMS systems the balancing beads harmonize well.

Under normal circumstances, the product functionality of Counteract balancing beads is not affected by moisture.

The removal of the beads is easy to handle. You only place a few light taps with the tyre steel tool on the tyre and around the edges. Like this, Counteract balancing beads dissolve and fall off.

Under normal circumstances, valve clogging cannot occur with Counteract balancing beads. After production, each product is carefully checked and possible dust is removed from the material. Due to the unique electrostatic centrifugal force and adhesion, no dust is generated during the drive in operation.

Basically, it is possible. However, neither imbalance can be tested, nor can it be balanced this way. One of the outstanding features of Counteract balancing beads is the independent, evenly distribution of beads in the correct balancing positions.

There are several ways to install Counteract balancing beads quickly and easily.

Our video clips show you how easy it is.

The easiest way is to use the product bags. These bags are thrown into the tyres, which will be newly installed. The air pressure in the tyre lead to the bursting of the bags so that the electrostatic microbeads can do their job directly.

Another possibility is to place the beads directly into the tyre during installation.

Counteract balancing beads can also be inserted via an injection pump by using the tyre valve.

You will also find recommendations and tips for implementing the installation methods in our video clips.

Studies have shown that the electrostatic adhesion still functions effectively even after 300,000 kilometers travelled.

Some tyre manufacturers optimize the quality of retreated tyres in such a way that it results in an increased weight of the tyres. In this case, the dosing table may have deviations (to the actual “normal weight”). The higher tyre weight then requires a higher amount of Counteract balancing beads to achieve the desired effect.

Tyres and Rims

At some point a tyre life comes to an end … and then new tyres have to be mounted. Tyres should be replaced when they are

  • Damaged – Tyres which show damages like e.g. flank damage, damage caused by sharp-edged objects are no longer fully functional
  • Age – Tyres have a foreseeable time of durability. If they are worn or extremely aged, they become a safety risk because their grip reduce – they can no longer adhere to the road surface.
  • Worn – Tyres that do not have sufficient profile tread no longer have an optimum grip.

Otherwise a seasonal tyre change is recommended twice a year. For your own safety and optimum driving comfort tyres should be exchanged to summer tyres in spring and winter (cold weather) should be mounted during the winter months. Alternatively, suitable all-season tyres can be used during winter.

At our online shop, you can buy tyres for passenger cars, trucks, light trucks, SUV / off-road (4×4), motorbike tyres, quad / ATV, other special tyres and numerous tyres for commercial vehicles. Customers can purchase summer, winter (cold weather), and all-season-tyres. For the Scandinavian countries, bespiked tyres are also available.

Winter tyres can be recognized by the M + S symbol on the tyre edge. A tyre suitable for wintry road conditions is alternatively an all-season tyre with M + S-identification on the edge of the tyre.

At the European level, winter tyres must have a minimum tread wear of at least 1.6 mm. For safety reasons, tyre experts, recognized automobile associations and the police recommend a minimum tread depth of 4 mm. For passenger cars, vans, light trucks and off-road, SUV and 4×4, the minimum profile depth of winter tyres should be 4mm for safety reasons. For truck and bus tyres, the minimum tyre profile should be 6-8 mm (at least on the traction / drive axle) for safety reasons.

Winter tyres marked with the letters “M + S”. This also applies to all season, all weather, which are also marked with the letters “M + S”.

The snow flake symbol on the tyre flank identifies a typical “winter (tyre) specialist”.

Please note: According to the Federal Association of Officially Licensed and Sworn and Qualified Experts (BVS), all winter and all-season tyres produced from 2018 must wear the snowflake or alpine symbol to be considered an appropriate tyre for the cold season. The M + S marking, which has so far been mandatory, is no longer sufficient. A transitional period up to a maximum of September 30th 2024 applies to all tyres of older dates.

Explanations:

A. Tyre width

The width of the tyre measured from sidewall to sidewall.

B. Cross-section ratio

The ratio between tyre diameter and width as a percentage. For example, a cross-section ratio of 55 indicates that the height of the tyre is 55% of its width.

C. Rim hole diameter

The diameter (the height) of the rim hole in inches.

D. Load index

The load index of the tyre refers to its maximum load carrying capacity (in kg). The load index of the tyre is indicated on the sidewall of the tyre to the right side of the diameter.

A tyre with the load index 91 can, for example, bear 615 kg. When purchasing a tyre, you should consider the load index and the speed index together. Observe the recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer (data in the vehicle papers).

E. Speed index

The speed index indicates the maximum speed of a tyre at correct air pressure and load. The letter behind the load index on the sidewall of the tyre indicates the speed index. A tyre with the speed index V is designed, for example, for a top speed of 240 km / h.

When buying tyres, you should choose tyres with a speed index that matches the performance of your vehicle.

Only the legally mandatory, permissible tyre / tyre dimensions, which are listed in the motor vehicle certificate and in the vehicle papers or in the approval certificate, should be used.

We offer only new tyres from different manufacturers of current (latest) productions of high quality. We also attach great importance to the quality of the retreated tyres offered at our online shop. These tyres are subject to the same criteria of warranty and product liability as for new tyres as of the delivery date. All tyres offered by us are subject to a strict European test standard, which presupposes high quality standards. Tyres sold within the EU have to meet this standard. The symbol on the tyre flank “E” or “e” provides the evidence.

According to the German Federal Association of Tyre Dealers and Vulcanizor craft e.V. (Bundesverbandes Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk, abbreviation BRV), tyres with a proper storage up to 3 years are considered factory-new as up to 5 years as new. (Source: www.brv-bonn.de/verbraucher-start/reifenkauf/). As a rule, the production data of the tyres we offer are under this assessment.

Using the DOT marked on the tyre edge, you can see both the calendar week and the year of the production.

Too drive without any tread wear is not at all cool and a thread to your safety! Tyres are a crucial safety factor for the vehicle. This is why tyre and safety experts recommend not to wear the rubber down to the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm. On the contrary, tyres with a profile depth of just 3 mm (for summer tyres) should be replaced for safety reasons. Winter tyres (cold weather tyres), on the other hand, should be replaced when they are worn down to 4 mm tread.

Depending on the driver’s own driving profile, the mileage and other influencing factors, the life time of a tyre is an average of ten years. Tyres are aging due to physical and chemical processes. This also applies to unused (stored) or very little used tyres.

Tyres without rims should be stored upright if possible. The “storage room” should be dark, cool and dry. Tyres should not come into contact with petrol, oil or grease.

What is the EU tyre label?

As from 01.11.2012, the European tyre labeling directive EU / 1222/2009, referred to as the EU tyre label, applies. This regulation applies to all newly produced tyres from KW27 / 2012.
The EU tyre label provides information on the criteria of fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise, and is binding for all passenger car, light truck and truck tyres (classes C1, C2 and C3) within the EU Member States. The EU tyre label is intended to provide more safety, environmental protection and profitability for road traffic. Each tyre and tyre size has its own EU tyre label, because different tyre sizes of a manufacturer’s article number behave differently in the three characteristics of fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.
For which tyres does the EU tyre label apply and for which tyres it does not apply?

The EU tyre label is binding for all passenger car, light truck and truck tyres (classes C1, C2 and C3) within the EU Member States which were produced after 1 July 2012.

The Regulation shall not apply to:

  • Motorcycle tyres
  • Retreated tyres
  • Tyres for 4×4 or off-road for commercial use
  • Tyres intended solely for assembly on vehicles which were first registered before 1 October 1990.
  • Spare tyres of type T
  • Tyres with a permissible speed <80 km / h Tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of = 254 mm or = 635 mm
  • Tyres for improving traction (e.g., spike tyres)
  • Tyres designed exclusively for mounting on vehicles designed for racing

At the present, we only offer complete wheels for trucks.

We offer steel and aluminum rims for all kinds of vehicles. The accessories are already included in the aluminum rims. For truck rims, the accessories must be ordered separately.

If you want to change from steel rims to aluminium rims, you need new screws (which are slightly shorter and softer material-wise). You will receive these automatically with your delivery.

If you want to replace your rims with new rims, please note the following:

Please read the manufacturer’s recommendations before purchasing the rim. These assessments specify which combination of tyres and rims are permissible for your car.

There are two types of certificates:

The general operating license (German: ABE = Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis) allows the rims to be commissioned without a test at a test centre. Exceptions are noted in the document.

If only a partial certificate is available, the rims can be mounted, but the vehicle must be checked at a test centre, such as the TÜV or the DEKRA, and the new rims must be entered. Registration is subject to charges.

If there is no certificate for the vehicle, we recommend selecting a different rim model. The certificate has to be principally always in the car or in the vehicle papers, otherwise a police check can result in fines.

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