Computerised Wheel Balancing and Wheel Alignment Workshop

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Product Code N.A.
Quality and Standards Company's own specifications
Production Capacity Qty.
  • Wheel Alignment-3600 Vehicles (per annum)
  • Wheel Balancing - Wheels

Value : Rs. 21.6 Lakhs
Uploaded on May 2007


It is very essential that all the Wheels of a Vehicle are completely balanced otherwise there will be bubbling of wheel and this will affect the stearing control. Similarly, if the wheel alignment of a vehicle is out of order, the rubbing of tyres will be more and free movement of wheels also get affected. This results into rapid wear of tyre treads. To overcome these problems, computerised Wheel Balancing and Wheel Alignment machines are used. These machines are fully automatic, very accurate, quick and precise in their work.

Market Potential

There is a very good market potential for the computerized wheel balancing and wheel alignment workshop. Now a days, these workshops are very common in urban areas, and suitable for all passenger cars, light trucks and motorcycles (with special flange in case of wheel balancing). With the decline in passenger car prices and availability of easy finance for passenger and commercial vehicles, the demand for such computerized workshops is rapidly increasing coinciding with increase in number of vehicles.

Basis and Presumptions

  • The Project is based on single shift working of 8 hours a day and 75% efficiency.
  • The cost of Land & workshop has been taken at prevailing rates.
  • The cost of machinery and equipment indicated in the Profile refers to a particular make and prices are approximate to those prevailing at the time of preparation of the Project Profile.
  • The provision made in respect of consumables, personnel, and overhead etc., has been made at the prevailing rates and are approximate only.
  • The rate of interest has been made @ 12% per annum.
  • The labour charges are based upon those prevailing in local market.

Technical Aspects

Process of Manufacture

It is very essential that all the wheels of a vehicle completely balanced and aligned with each other as far as possible. If these are not properly balanced, the dynamic forces are set in motion. These forces increase the load on bearings, stress on various members of vehicle, unpleasant and dangerous vibrations in members of vehicle. Besides, when the wheels of a vehicle are not properly aligned, the free movement of wheels gets obstructed and tyres start bubbling, which results into lesser life for tyres. These machines display fault on screen automatically and are equipped with automatic self check, users friendly calibration and protection in wheel clamping.

Implementation Schedule

The main activities in the implementation of the project have been listed and the average time for implementation of the project is estimated at 4 - 4½ months as many activities can be taken up simultaneously.


Period in months

Preparation of project report 1
Registration and other formalities ½
Sanction of loan 2
Purchase of machinery and equipments, etc. 1
Installation and Electrification 2
Recruitment of Personnel 2

Working Process

  • For Wheel Balancing: The machine is fully automatic. The wheel is to be loaded on turn table for balancing and sensor holders are attached to it. All front and rear wheel values for the measured value printout are calculated in a single wheel alignment run. Cordless remote control is provided with machine to enable the operator to operate the machine from the steering wheel. In these machines, normally there is a castor like adjustment and simultaneous display of castor, camber and toe readings on computer screen. The alignment datas are displayed in figures and also in graphic form on screen.
  • For Wheel Alignment: The measuring process in these machines is normally automatic. After the wheel data is entered by potential meters and the machine started, the measuring run is made automatically until the wheel comes to a stand-still at the point to be balanced. The degree of precision for measurements is determined fine, medium or average. The data of rim width, rim diameter, distance can be stored in the machine along with the method of compensation (weight). The computer automatically runs the standard programme for the two side balancing using hammer on weights. Special programmes for other type of balancing is also possible in the machine. The size of the weight required and the attachment point are calculated exactly and stored by the computer.

Production Capacity (per annum)

Wheel balancing 3600 Vehicles
Wheel Alignment 9000 Wheel
Other Misc. Repairs of Vehicles L.S.
Motive Power 2.0 KW.

Pollution Control

No Pollution Control device is required as this Activity is non–polluting.

Financial Aspects

Fixed Capital

(i) Land and Building
(i) Land 200 sq. mtr. @ Rs. 6000 per sq. mtr including registration 1200000
ii) Cost of land development, fencing, approach road, inside roads, land scaping, drainage etc. @ Rs. 1000 per sq. mtr. 200000
(iii) Total built-up area 150 sq. mtrs.@ Rs 5000/- sq Mtr 750000
Water System (including Bore Well + over head tank etc) 100000
Total civil cost= cost of land + building 2250000

(ii) Machinery and Equipment



Amount (In Rs.)

Computerised wheel balancing machine for all type of wheels upto 65 kg. Weight and maximum 850 mm of external wheel diameter with all standard accesssories 1 No. 150000
Computerized PC based wheel Aligner with option of CCD Sensors (Equipped with 14" colour monitor, key board, 3.5" floppy disk drive, 4 Sensors, printer, and other standard accessories 1 No.s 350000
Tool Kit 2 Set 15000
Vehicle Lifting Jacks 2 Nos. 6000
Furniture and Misc. office equipment L.S. 20000
Installation and Electrification L.S. 50000
Construction of 5 ½ feet deep Pit for vehicle Inspection and precision wheel alignment jobs 1 No. 20000
Total 611000
(iii) Pre-operative Expenses 25000
(iii) Total Fixed capital(i+ii+iii) 2886000

B. Working Capital (per month)

(i) Staff and Labour



Salary (Rs.)

Amount (In Rs.)

Supervisor 1 12000 12000
Skilled Worker 2 5000 10000
Semi-Skilled Worker 2 3000 6000
Total     24000
Add perquisites @ 22%     5280
Total     29280



(ii) Utilities (per month)  
Power 3000
(iii) Other Contingent Expenses  
Stationery, Postage and Telephone 2000
Advertisement, Publicity and Insurance 10000
Consumable Store (Dead weight, Bolts, Maintenance, etc.) 10000
Total 22000
(iv) Working Capital (i + ii+ iii) 54280
(v) Working Capital (for 2 months) Rs. 54280× 2 108560

C. Total Capital Investment

(i) Fixed Capital 2886000
(ii) Working Capital (for 2 months) 108560
Total 2994560

Financial Analysis

Cost of Production (per year)

Amount (Rs.)

Total recurring cost 4592880
Depreciation on Computerized Machinery and Equipment 5890
Depreciation on Building @ 5 % 45000
Depreciation on Furniture, Tools, and Pit @ 20% 8000
Interest on total capital investment @ 12% 2500
Total 1266407

Turnover (per year)



Rate (Rs.)

Amount. (In Rs.)

Wheel Alignment 12 Vehicles/ day × 300 Working days per year (1800 vehicles) Alignment rate of 250/ vehicle 900000
Wheel Balancing 6 vehicles per day (Considering 5 wheels per vehicle) × 300 days per year (9000 wheels) 60/wheel 540000
Charges for other Misc. Vehicle Repairs   L.S. 720000
Total     2160000

Net Profit (per year)

  Turnover – Cost of Services
  2160000 – 1266407

Net Profit Ratio on Turnover

  Net Profit × 100
  Total turnover
  = 893593 × 100
  = 41.37

Profit on Investment

  Profit × 100
  Total Investment
  = 893593 × 100
  = 29.84

Break-even Point

Fixed Cost (per annum)

(In Rs.)

Depreciation 125000
Interest 359347
40% of Salary and Wages 140544
40% of Other Contingent Expenses 105600
Total 730491
B.E.P Fixed Cost × 100
Fixed Cost + Profit
Where, F.C. = 730491 × 100
Profit = 730491 +893593
  = 44.98

Addresses of Machinery and Equipment Suppliers

  • M/s. Avery India Ltd.
    105, Miler Ganj, G. T. Road,
    Ludhiana - 141003
    Ph.: 0161 - 531321.
  • M/s. Countech Engineers
    A-1/2, Guru Nanak Street,
    Delhi - 110053.
    Ph.: 011 - 2264403.
  • M/s. Rinki Engineering Works
    WZ - 88, Ramgarh Colony,
    Opp. Kirti Nagar,
    New Delhi - 110013
    Ph.: 011-25410970
  • M/s. Nepture Equipment Pvt. Ltd.
    2, Zoroastrian Building,
    16, Hornimiman Circle,
    Fort, Mumbai.
    Telex - 022-266 4098.

For further information please contact

Information Manager
TIMEIS Project