K-Line Industries rolls out tire runout gauge

K Line Industries Tire Runout Gauge

K-Line Industries’ Tire Runout Gauge measures both radial and lateral tire runout conditions, helping to eliminate irregular tire wear and ride vibration while lengthening tire life. The runout gauge is designed to pinpoint problems either directly related to the tire and rim or some other trouble areas that may be causing runout, providing an early indicator of wheels and/or tires that may need to be reworked or discarded.

The device uses a roller wheel placed against the tire tread combined with a gauge bar, individual low- and high-spot sliders and a magnified measurement readout that shows the amount of runout present. If the runout exceeds the stated limits, a check can be made and repairs completed for the possible reasons, including bent or cocked rims, improperly adjusted wheel bearings, improper tire bead seating, tire flat spots, improperly tightened rim clamps and rear rim spacers.