Hunter Engineering Releases Video on Servicing Carbon-Fiber Wheels

Hunter Engineering Releases Video on Servicing Carbon-Fiber Wheels

Video stresses need for patience and care with expensive wheels.

Recently, an automotive industry content creator posted a video on his YouTube channel, describing damage to a very expensive set of carbon-fiber wheels.

The video received some attention in automotive circles, serving as a reminder of how easily damage can occur when best practices aren’t followed, and how quickly the expense can rise when the wheels are high-end.

As Hunter Engineering tire changers are commonly used for high-end wheels, the company took this opportunity to produce a new video demonstrating best practices as they apply to the carbon-fiber Corvette wheel in particular. Hunter had produced similar content for the Mustang GT350 carbon-fiber wheel when it was first introduced.

In the new video, product manager Jim Hudson demonstrates the procedures and techniques for changing this optional fitment using Hunter’s popular center-clamp Revolution and Auto34R tire changers, including demounting, mounting, clamping, avoiding pry bars and more.

The video is now available on the Hunter Learning YouTube channel. One viewer commented, “This should be mandatory viewing for dealer technicians.”

“The process isn’t real complicated, but it does require a little diligence to avoid costly damage,” Hudson said. “Carbon-fiber wheels are expensive and need to be treated accordingly when it’s time to change them.”

The video may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RymW7s0SLhs&t=570s.

For more information, visit https://www.hunter.com/tire-changers/revolution.

You May Also Like

Continental Releases 67 New Part Numbers

Twenty-two new import part numbers, as well as 39 new pulley and tensioner part numbers, are immediately available.

Continental announced a continued development of its import line of products with the addition of 22 new part numbers, as well as the expansion of its metals program, including 39 new pulley and tensioner part numbers. The new product line extensions are immediately available, Continental said.

39 Tensioners and Pulleys

Standard Motor Products Introduces 268 New Numbers

The release provides new coverage in 75 product categories and 80 part numbers for 2023 and 2024 model-year vehicles, SMP said.

BCA Bearings Unveils 2024 Endless Summer Promotion

The Endless Summer promotion runs from May 1 through June 30, 2024.

Clarios to Supply High-Performance AGM Battery to Major OEM

It offers up to 80% reduction in CO2 emissions over traditional AGM batteries, in many cases, Clarios said.

Philips Announces GoPure GP5212 Automotive Air Purifier

It uses a 3-layer filter to deliver cleaner, healthier, fresher air on the go, Lumileds said.

Other Posts

Snap-on Announces Latest Software Release

The latest software includes new coverage and guided component tests and features.

AACF Launches 65th Anniversary Fundraising Initiative

The campaign aims to raise $65,000 through 1,000 donations of $65 each.

BendPak Founder Don Henthorn Passes Away

Grew company from small machine shop to global leader in car lifts and garage equipment.

ASE Practice Tests Available Online

You can get a good idea of what to expect by adding the official ASE practice tests to your study plans.