The rapidly growing popularity over the past several years of the low profile tires and run flat tires has brought about a rush of new tire changers to handle them safely, and with out damaging the expensive alloy rims that they are mounted to.
If you don’t want to turn away paying customers, you had better get a tire machine that can handle these wheels. Shop owners are always looking for new ways to gain extra revenue. One quick, easy and fairly affordable way to do this is to start offering this service.
There is a wide variety of tire changers that are made to handle low profile tires out there. There are many economy brands out there and some of them can be reliable and a good value. There are also many high-end manufacturers out there who make top-of-the-line machines that have all the bells and whistles you can possibly have, but are out of range of the budget of most shops. We carry both.
But for quality and affordability, the machines we recommend the most, and sell most, is our Ranger tire changers. Ranger is a great manufacturer that we have been carrying for over 14 years now. They are a division of BendPak, one of the largest lift manufacturers out there. They have been around for over 40 years. Ranger Tire Changers are reliable, affordable, and a significant step up from the bargain brand machines out there. One of the things that differentiates Ranger tire changers from the bargain brands is the fact that they have a one year warranty that offers on-site service as part of the warranty. Another complaint about the bargain brands out there is that you can’t get parts, or that they are difficult to obtain. No such problem exists when you purchase a Ranger Tire Changer.They maintain a steady supply of parts, even for old, discontinued models.
Ranger has a wide variety of tire changers to fit almost any shop’s needs. We will cover several of these models in future posts, so stay tuned.