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    Default sick fed up with ppl not knowing how to balance a wheel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i have been to 3 differnt garages in the last couple of day, and just had a "mate" who works out of a tyre mobile van have a go tonight. now ive been fitting tyres for nearly 10 years and i know my stuff. but left the trade a wee while ago. thru medical reasons. now trying to explain to people i want a propper alloy wheel balance with weights in the correct places, they say ok, they do the job i go check what they have done and i get 1 weight stuck to the edge of the rim on the inside known as a static balance, even tho a static balance weight should be placed in the center of the wheel!. knowing that this is incorrect i ask for it to be done properly and the excuse i get is are balancer will not do it, or we dont no how!! sick to the high teeth of it and need a garage that will either do the job i ask them to or let me do it for my self! i know im ranting over this but for years i fitted tyres and balanced them correctly. i just want a garage to do the same for me. can anyone reckomend o garage that will do the job i asking in my area. otherwise im gonna end up going postal with a shotgun and a few grenades. to all the 16-17 year old school leavers who think they know what there doing but DONT! gonna go lock my sel in a dark room for a few hours and calm down i think.........................

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    Car Requirements in Forfar mate, Jonathan has done a fair few cars for me and I can't fault the balancing. He NEVER clips balancing weights onto the outer rims either and knows how much I hate it

    Give me a shout if you want me to come along

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    cheers john, any idea on what he charges. as im about 45quid down so far from so called propper wheel balances!

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    Hectyre On The Cleppy Road As Well M8


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTay View Post
    cheers john, any idea on what he charges. as im about 45quid down so far from so called propper wheel balances!
    Normally costs me about a tenner mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Normally costs me about a tenner mate
    just forked out 15 quid for a "mate" to have a go! my rims arnt in the best of nic need them done this year but there all up on knife scratches tonight

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