If the tyre fitter is careful, it is possible in many cases to change the tyre without damaging the Zalloys Wheel Protector as shown in this video:
Top tips from the fitters we've worked with are:
- Breaking the bead - when breaking the bead on the reverse side of the tyre, be careful not to damage the protector when it pushes against the pad on the tyre change machine.
- Removing the tyre - start at the clip and make sure that the tyre does not catch the clip when it is levered over the wheel rim. Do not put pressure on the protector with the lever.
- Replacing the tyre - start at the clip and make sure that the tyre does not catch the clip.
Some tyre and wheel combinations make it more difficult to replace a tyre without damaging the wheel protector. Run-flat tyres are especially tricky due to the stiffness of the tyre wall. In some cases it may be necessary to replace the wheel protector.