Wheel Tech

Wheel & Tire Package Installation

When you purchase wheels and tires package from Victoria Tire & Wheel, they will be mounted and computer balanced, delivered to you ready to be installed on your car.
For the proper mounting of your wheels and tires, be sure to observe some basic precautions:

  • Inspect the wheels and tires for any damage, before installation and communicate any problems to us.
  • Make sure directional tires are installed in the right position. Refer to the tires rotation arrow which indicates the direction in which the tire should run.
  • If you have 2 different tire sizes, mount the larger tires on the rear wheels axle.
  • Make sure the rim is securely seated on the hub face.
  • Make sure there is no buildup of dirt between the hub and rim.
  • Rims must fit flat against the vehicle's hubs. Remove any rust and dirt from the hubs of brake rotors drums. Remove any temporary devices, like stud clips.
  • Thread all lug nuts and bolts by hand first
  • All lugs have proper torque. All alloy wheels should be installed using a torque wrench. This ensures that the wheels are not too tight or too loose. Check your vehicle's manual for correct settings. When you install wheels for the first time, you should retorque wheels after about 60 to 90 miles.

Avoid scratching or bending alloy wheels during installation. These wheels are manufactured with softer metals with a greater sensitivity to scratching and distortion under pressure. Modern tire machines apply equal pressure to both top and bottom beads with no pressure on the rim itself. A pad on the base of the mounting machine protects chrome plated rims, painted or machined wheels from scratches and damage. During the mounting process, proper lubricate both top and bottom beads with an approved tire lubricant. Modified vehicles could require additional review