One Cracked AMG Rim. Unsafe to Drive.

The winter is almost over, but you should not change your winter tire yet.  There is a down side to driving on all season tires  on snowy, icy road. Some of our clients find this out on the hard way.  A small mistake might be very costly.

Every driver should know: Smaller the tire’s tread, smaller its biting edges and your tires will have less traction. For reliable braking and cornering performance at winter driving condition, on wet, snowy and or even icy road, you need good quality winter tire, not worn down all season tires.

The weekend weather took it’s toll, one cracked AMG rim. The replacement rim cost $1570.00 from MB, one bent alloy for late model 530 BMW cost of replacement $1230.00 + alignment.

How do you check a rim for any possible damage?

New wheel has arrived nice and shiny. Now the question remains: How do you check the other rims for any possible damage? In our high tech world, we have solution for almost everything. Meet our laser guided 3D tire balancer, check the next video out.

Yes, there was one more rim which is wobbly for now we made the best out of it. We do this all the time. To be able to make a smooth ride you need a precision machine which can pinpoint rim or tire defects and recommend match-mounting by dismounting the tire and remounting it to a specific spot on the rim to bring the highest point of the tire to the lowest point of the rim to get it close as possibly can to perfect.

Laser Guided Made in Germany Alignment Machine

Let me note it: This is our second machine of the same made. We use the first one about 20 years. Yes this balancer is 23 thousand dollars but precision and technical innovation has its price. We actually take it one step further by marking each wheel with their precise run out. It goes like this, the best wheel to the left front, 2nd best to right front, 3rd to the left rear and worst is the farthest away from you the driver.

Naturally when your wheel looks like the one on the video, with the multiple bubbles are toast, unsafe unfit for any use.

One of our other clients, bent his AMG suspension driving on summer performance tires. Even though his car is a 4 wheel drive, it was no match for the weather.

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Any questions how may we help? Call us for more details. Telephone: 905.795.0419

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BMW  four wheels alignment

Our Hoffmann  laser Guided (German) Computerized 3D Alignment Machine

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New Mercedes Benz coupe is very fast

The Mercedes Benz C250 Coupe blends great fuel economy with enough power to please speed-hungry drivers.

Mercedes-Benz has covered all the bases with the introduction of the all-new C-Class Coupe.

Three models share the same sleek AMG inspired lines but offer three distinct levels of performance and luxury. And after a long absence, the C250 sees the return of a four cylinder engine to the Mercedes-Benz lineup. But this is no ordinary 1.8-litre four-cylinder.

It features direct injection, dual balance shafts and a turbocharger that delivers 201 horsepower to the rear wheels and dashes to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds while sipping just 6.4 L/100 km on the highway. It’s called having your strudel and eating it.

The C350 ups the ante with a 3.5-litre, 302 horsepower V6 while the over the top AMG C63 has somehow found space under the hood to squeeze in the 6.2-litre, 481 horsepower V8.

This will rocket you to 100 km/h in an eye watering 4.4 seconds and has a potential terminal speed of 280 km/h. Not around here, but in Germany on the autobahn….
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