In its early years, Perfect Equipment focused wholly on a single product — the wheel weight — for a single market — the U.S. Eighty years after its founding, the brand has grown into a diversified product line sold in 35 countries around the world.
Technicians increasingly reach for adhesive weights when balancing flangeless alloy rims and ever-bigger wheels. What does that mean for a shop’s inventory of clip-on wheel weights?
The LS43B wheel balancer by Ranger is designed to optimize wheel weight placements with BendPak Inc.’s exclusive Laser-Spot technology.
New Jersey became the ninth state to enact a ban on lead wheel balance weights on Jan. 8, 2018, and has set a six-month window for compliance.
In 2009, it looked like lead wheel weights were destined to become a tire shop memory. In August of that year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would pursue a nationwide ban on the manufacture and distribution of lead wheel weights. Yet in 2017, lead wheel weights remain legal in 42 states.
Maryland is now the eighth state to enact a ban on lead wheel balance weights.
Plombco Inc. has released its 2017 wheel weight application guide.
The parent company of the Hofmann Power Weight and Perfect Equipment wheel weight brands has received an outstanding quality award from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for its zinc lineup of wheel balance weights.
Bans on the use of lead weights, efforts to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel economy, and the popularity of custom wheels are creating more wheel weight choices for passenger tire dealers.
Tire dealers in Minnesota, the latest state to ban lead wheel weights, have about five months to find non-lead alternatives. Minnesota’s wheel weight law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. In addition to Minnesota, lead wheel weights are illegal in California, Illinois, Maine, New York, Vermont and Washington.
Plombco Inc.'s new truck rim gauge will help technicians use the right wheel weight in every application, the manufacturer says.
Wegmann automotive USA Inc.'s Perfect Equipment brand has introduced a non-lead wheel weight alternative to the North American aftermarket.
Plombco Inc. has released its 2015 wheel weights catalog.