The Wheel Industry Council, an industry group within the Specialty Equipment Market Association, has issued the approved version of its wheel and tire installation guidelines, completing a job that began more than three years ago.
The guidelines are being made available on a wall poster in both English and Spanish that contains information and illustrations on special handling and equipment needed to install specialty wheels properly and protect their surface finishes, WIC said.
Among the topics covered are: wheel fit check; tire selection basics; tire clearance; wheel balancing; hub centering rings; wheel installation; and multi-piece wheels.
The 18- by 26.5-inch poster is available to wheel and tire retailers, installers and restylers at a cost of $25 per 100 up to 1,000. The poster may be viewed online at www.sema.org/wicposter. To order posters, contact Paul Moritz at SEMA, [email protected], or (909) 396-0289, ext. 112.