Mounting tires: costs and procedure
How much does it cost to mount the tires?
How does the raising work?
The mounting of the tires is usually done in the workshop. To fit the new tires, the old ones have to come off first. To do this, the tire is deflated, valve inserts are removed and then the old rubber is pulled off with a bead roller or shovel. To mount a new tire, the rim is clamped in a mounting machine, and any balancing weights that are still present are removed. The tire flanks are coated with grease and placed on the rim according to their marking. The tire is then pulled onto the rim with the help of the mounting lever. That sounds simple, but demands a high level of concentration from the mechanics, since they have to work very precisely here.
Can you mount tires yourself?
The clear answer is: no. Although there are many tutorials and instructions on the Internet that want to make you believe that changing the rubber also works in the garage at home, the effort is immense. In addition, there is a high risk that tires or rims will be damaged. Fitting tires is a job for the specialist workshop. Special tools are available there with which the tires can be changed in minutes with as little stress as possible. In addition, the tires have to be balanced after assembly – this is done at the same time in the workshop.