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How Tire Balance Beads Work


  1. The Tire Balance Beads DO NOT work with all tire sizes. If you do not see your tire size on the charts please contact us before you purchase.
  2. If you are using PVC sewer pipe inside your tires as some sort of bead lock / run-flat….DO NOT use the tire beads.
  3. If you see your tire size under “Trailer Tires” DO NOT think balance beads will be fine with your small car….

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Please call us and we will be glad to talk to you about how they work…..928-255-5540


Video transcription:

Hello Folks, Greg Arend here with Checkered Flag Tires again. Today I want to explain to you in the most basic of terms how the tire balance beads work.  I don’t want to get into copy right issues over fancy illustrations or fancy animations okay. It’s just not worth my time. What I will do is take my little Sharpie and I’m going to do it in a very simple manner that hopefully nobody will have any issues with okay. Let’s cross our fingers, here we go. Sharpie, paper, when the tire beads start to move and we’re under 30 miles an hour that’s kind of a rule of thumb, a generality.  Sometimes the tire balance  beads start to work a little sooner or sometimes they start to work a little later than 30mph.  It depends on the car, the tire, the balance situation the whole thing but under 30mph the beads are going to spread around the tire nice and evenly okay.  You’re not going to hear this, you’re not going to feel this you don’t have to worry about that.  I get a lot of questions all the time about, hey am I going to hear these beads and the answer no you’re not going to hear them. Over 30 mph the heavy spot moves up faster and harder with more Force than the rest of the tire of course which creates the vibration okay.  The tire beads resist this vibration and start to move away from it okay.  What you end up with is this, the tire beads move to a point opposite the heavy spot, no vibration. That’s it and when the vehicle comes to a stop the balance beads fall wherever they are and the process starts all over again, every time you leave a stop sign or stop light okay.  Not a big deal, anyway that is explained in like I say the most simplest of terms. There is a mathematical equation out there that’s huge, it was like a paragraph long I won’t even try to explain it because I’m not a mathematician.  So I’m just going to leave it at what I just showed you and hopefully that’ll work for you and if it doesn’t, that’s fine, give me a call, email me, it’s alright.  I’m here and I’m ready to talk. All right folks that’s it for this short little explanation of Tire Balance Beads, you guys have a great day.


  • Checkered Flag Tire Beads, Attn: Greg Arend - 2532 N FOURTH ST. - Unit #334 - Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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