Ken-Tool Manufactures Tire tools, Wheel End and Safety products for the automotive, commercial, and heavy duty transportation industries.

ABOUT KEN-TOOL Ken-Tool is the leading manufacturer of tire service tools in the world. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for nearly 90 years. Housed in a 75,000 square foot facility, Ken-Tool is a primary manufacturer of product, with its manufacturing expertise centered around drop hammer, upsetter, and press forging. The company goes to market through the traditional aftermarket distribution network and through retail partners.

Ken-Tool Manufactures Tire tools, Wheel End and Safety products for the automotive, commercial, and heavy duty transportation industries.

Mission: Our goal is to create innovative products that will make it easier and safer to change of all types and sizes of tires and wheels by hand.

Ken-Tool – Wherever Tires Are Changed

We are excited to announce that the new and improved Ken-Tool website is now live!
Check it out here: We’ve taken our wheel end expertise and are proud to introduce our new Ken-Tool Balancing Beads, which offer complete wheel end balancing.

With Ken-Tool Air Brake Slack Adjusters, you can avoid costly fines and downtime – and make sure your brakes are always operating at their best!�

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While properly inflated tires are crucial, make sure not to overinflate, which can cause uneven wear and stopping problems. Use the manufacturer's recommended air pressure listed on the sticker of your vehicle's door.

The Ken-Tool Dual Wheel Separator makes removing stuck or frozen dual steel wheels quick and easy. Ideal for use on nearly any truck, bus, van or trailer that has dual steel wheels.

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The Ken-Tool 8-in-1 Wrench provides eight of the most popular wrench sizes in one strong, professional, compact and convenient tool!

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Pilot Sleeve inserts outperform in independent test

Read here about how Ken-Tool Pilot sleeves offer unmatched performance in the industry: The centering sleeves for commercial trucks are available in a six-piece package and in bulk pails which includes the installation tool.

EarthMover Tire Inflation Cage

The world’s largest single-piece inflation cage, the EarthMover Tire Inflation Cage from Ken-Tool is mandatory for any shop working with tubeless and multi-piece rims.

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With rainstorms and showers approaching with spring weather, it is important to check your tires for wear and tear. Worn out tires decrease the ability to dissipate water and maintain traction.

The Ken-Tool Rust Hog Hub Cleaning Tool allows you you to blast rust and debris away from your wheel hub in seconds, and eliminates the risk of improper torque, balancing issues, and wheel-offs.

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HexChex Multi-Size Loose Wheel Nut Indicator

The Ken-Tool HexChex Multi-Size Loose Wheel Nut Indicator is easy to use, with no tools necessary for the application, and fits around any shaped nut, including 8 or 10 sided custom nuts.

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In snowy conditions, if your wheels begin to spin, ease off the gas slightly, allowing the tires to slow down and regain traction.

Shark Fin™ Dual Wheel Separation Bag

The Ken-Tool Shark Fin™ Dual Wheel Separation Bag is portable, durable, and fast- full inflation only takes a matter of seconds.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on tire-related crashes, the leading cause of tire failure is underinflation. Make sure to regularly check your tires for proper inflation.

Metric Valve Breaker™

The Ken-Tool Metric Valve Breaker™ is designed to fit through the valve stem hole and remove the valve stem — without making any contact with the wheel. See more information here: A Leader in Automotive Aftermarket Tire Repair Tools

OTR Tire Demand Will Be Moderate to Strong this Year - Commercial Business - Modern Tire Dealer

With many indicators pointing in a positive direction, most experts believe that there will be a strong demand for tires in the OTR industry in 2019: The consensus coming from speakers at the Tire Industry Association’s 64th Annual Off-The-Road Conference is that the economy is strong and prospects for growth in 2019 are expected. All of this spells moderate to strong demand for tires in the OTR industry.

ValveCapper® Pro

The ValveCapper® Pro was designed by a trucker to make the difficult job of checking the inside dual tire much easier. No more moving your rig to position valve stems to get to caps.

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It is important to be aware that cuts or bulges on tires are signs of impending failure or breakdown, and should be replaced immediately.

Blue Cobra® Truck Tire Demount Tool

With the Ken-Tool Blue Cobra® Truck Tire Demount Tool, you can quickly demount nearly any 22.5" and 24.5" tubeless truck tire, up to a 13" wide wheel.

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Make sure to not overload your vehicle. Overloading a vehicle with too much weight can cause tire failure. Check on your door frame to see how much weight your vehicle can handle.

If you observe uneven tire and tread wear, it might be time for a wheel alignment. Ignoring wear will cause tires to wear out much quicker and force you to buy new tires much sooner than anticipated.

Tire Inflation Cages

Tire inflation cages serve 2 primary functions: To absorb energy from a tire and wheel failure, and to isolate the tire and wheel away from the tire technician. See our selection of tire inflation cages here: A Leader in Automotive Aftermarket Tire Repair Tools


Did you know tire pressure drops approximately 1 PSI for every 10 degrees the temperature drops? Make sure to regularly check tire pressure, especially in the winter.

Pilot Sleeve™ Polyamide Wheel Centering Sleeves

Ken-Tool Polyamide Wheel Centering Sleeves take up the gap between the 22mm stud and the 26mm wheel opening, realigning the wheel to the TRUE CENTER of the hub bearing. A Leader in Automotive Aftermarket Tire Repair Tools

Auto repair shops see increase in pothole damage

With plenty of potholes out on the roads everywhere, the need for top of the line tire repair tools is crucial: Pothole season is among us, and auto shops are already starting to see an increase in customers coming in with damage.

Balancing Beads

A simple cost-effective alternative to spin balancing is to install Ken-Tool Balancing Beads. Our beads remain stabilized to provide a completely balanced axle end in all wheel positions, not just highway speeds. A Leader in Automotive Aftermarket Tire Repair Tools

Happy Thanksgiving from Ken-Tool! Hoping for those hearty appetites and lots of family time!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Ken-Tool, or rather a glad one!

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Getting prepared for #Thanksgiving is our #mondaymotivation!

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Robert H. Schuller Quotes

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At the SEMA show in Las Vegas!

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Yep.. we were wishing for it to be Friday too

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We're going to be there... will you?

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Positive vibes for your Thursday morning!

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The only fall that he enjoys!

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John Burroughs Quotes

Food for thought before lunch!

#kentool #ThursdayThoughts #quoteoftheday #lunchtime "The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention." - John Burroughs quotes from


Ken-Tool has announced the new Balancing Beads!

Features include:
• Balances the complete wheel end for the life of the tire.
• Elimination of expensive balancing equipment and wheel weight inventory.
• Easy to use, drop in bag or install through valve stem.
• TPMS compatible

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Saying goodbye to summer is never an easy task.

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Be confident in everything you do.

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Some wisdom for your Wednesday

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We're at the Medco show in Philadelphia!

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Don't forget about these new products!

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Professional Distributor magazine

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The Ken-Tool Stow & Go Heavy Duty Wrench, No. 35636, offers user convenience with a fold away design that allows the wrench to be stowed in a trunk, toolbox or behind a seat when not in use.

In remembrance of September 11th.. we will never forget.

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Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! Now getting back to the grind, pun intended.

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