The tyre changing season is just around the corner. Looking to gear up your clients with the most essential accessories for the season? We have quite a few tips for you. Read on and learn more about what products you may need to offer to your clients.
The basic accessories for the tyre changing season:
- wheel weights
- tyre valves
- tyre bags
- weight pliers
- pressure roller
- tyre changer + wheel balancer
- tyre mounting paste + brush
- impact wrench
Well – tools are an obvious thing. But how about the expenses on consumables
What is needed for changing 1 tyre in 1 car?
Let’s think about it. For a standard steel rim you would need:
- 2 wheel weights (for the outside and inside)
- 1 valve
- 1 tyre bag
Obviously, these are sample values. It may happen you would need more than 2 weights for 1 wheel – it depends on the rim condition, right? Overall, these are the basic things every tyre service specialist needs.
How many consumables for 1 car?
- 8 weights
- 4 valves
- 4 tyre bags
What wheel weights should you recommend to your clients?
It depends. There is a whole array of weights to choose from:
- lead weights (forbidden in some EU countries)
- steel weights
- zinc weights
- adhesive weights
Obviously, the lead ones are the cheapest. However, in some places in Europe it is forbidden to use them.
Regarding the adhesive weights. Please keep in mind that they are more in-demand during the summer. This is because they are designed for the ALU rims.
How about tyre valves?
The most popular ones are:
They are usually sold in sets of 100, 200, 500 or even 1000 items. It might be a good idea to get them in a larger set, since these consumables simply have to be available at hand. So, don’t hesitate to offer the valves as bigger sets to your clients.
How about tyre bags?
Essentially, 1 tyre bag of 62 cm fits 2 tyres (max. 16″). However, just to stay on the safe side, consider getting more of these for your customers. Other than buying them as single items, think about getting a few sets consisting of 100 bags.
How many consumables for the season?
Well, it’s always a tough issue. To make things easier for you, we decided to come up with a couple of short statistics. Let’s see how many consumables you need for 100 cars:
- at least: 800 weights
- at least: 400 valves
- at least: 400 tyre bags
Obviously these are just example values. Just to stay on the safe side, we’d recommend getting various sets of the tyre consumables:
- steel weights: 1 box of each weight from 5 to 60 g
- zinc weights: 1 box of each weight from 5 to 60 g
- adhesive weights: 1 box of adhesive weights (100 pieces)
- tyre valves: 2 boxes of TR413 (200 pieces) and 2 boxes of TR414 (200 pieces)
- tyre bags: 4 sets of bags (100 pieces inside)
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Other things essential for the season
If you are looking to provide your clients with essential things for the tyre changing season, don’t forget about other accessories:
- weight pliers
- pressure roller
- tyre changer (get to know REDATS tyre changers)
- tyre mounting paste
- wheel balancer (get to know REDATS wheel balancers)
- impact wrench (see impact wrenches by REDATS)
- lift of some kind (check REDATS lifts)
What should you get?
Well, it depends. You need to estimate that yourself. It may also be a good idea to talk to your clients and ask them how many cars do they work at during the season. This will let you know their needs. Knowing what they need would let you make better purchasing decisions.
Tyre repair consumables have no expiry dates, so you don’t have to worry about them being kept at your store.