My wheel balancing problem solved by ATS :)

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by AANDYY, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. AANDYY

    AANDYY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Here's my storey, for about three years now various places have tried to balance my wheels, all failed, so about a year ago I got in touch with Tony at Wheels in Motion and he explained my problem.
    I even contemplated to drive down to WIM to get it done as I was struggling to find a place in the NW that had the gear, I went to Thistlewaits in Bolton, their equipment was duff, phoned around, no luck, I didn't try any of the bigger outfits thinking they just had the normal basic set ups, so, Friday I gave ATS in Blackpool (Preston new Road) a go, bingo, they have the 'finger plates'!
    So, I'm sat in the reception watching the progress and they balance my wheels the 'normal' way, after I reminded them when I handed my keys over in the reception I wanted them to use the finger plates, it's my worst nightmare having to tackle people in these type of places, anyhoo, they say take it for a test drive and see how it is, I says, I'll be back because it'll vibrate! I did go back but to compliment him on getting it nearly perfect! Thank you Steve.
    Next tyre change they will have my customer again but they will use the finger plates and I'm sure they'll get it 100%? but for now it's good enough, any how I rarely do 55/60mph :thumb:.
     
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    That reminds me to get my speedo checked as following you, apart from the chip shop smell, I find my speedo so inaccurate :D:devil:
     
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    AANDYY

    AANDYY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes, I rarely get up to 55/60mph :devil:






















    ;)
     
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    Specsavers for me. I must have read his speedo wrong last time I was in his car!!
     
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    Or maybe Andy should go to Specsavers? :dk:
     
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    Them as well.
     
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    Or you could have tried:

    Nigel Lang's Garage
    164 Crook Street
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    BL3 6AS
    Tel: 01204 392995

    I used them after WIM recommended them to someone else on here.
     
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    Yup, phoned them, they don't have the finger plates.
     
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    Finger plates what are they?
     
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