Changing a tire is a very helpful skill to have, especially for emergency roadside repairs. While it may seem simple to execute, there are a couple of important things to keep in mind. Here is a simple and easy-to-follow step-by-step guide on how to change a tire. We advise you to take your time so you do everything correctly.
Check If You Have All The Necessary Times
The first thing you should do is check if you have everything needed for the job. Make sure that the spare tire is in the trunk and that you have a jack stand, as well as a lug nut wrench.
Park The Car in A Safe Place
Find a safe place to park so you can make the change safely. A parking lot is ideal.
Jack Up The Car
Loosen the lug nuts, but don't remove them completely. Then locate the jacking points and jack up the car. Make sure that you are putting the jack stand at the correct points because you can damage the chassis.
Remove the Lug Nuts
Completely remove the lug nuts while the car is in the air.
Remove The Flat Tire And Install The Spare
Remove the flat and place it under the car in case the car falls or the jack stands while braking. Align the holes with the new tire and install the car. Then tighten the lug nuts by hand, so they are secure.
Lower The Car
Lower the vehicle safely and make sure the tire is correctly installed and there are no missing nuts.
Fully Tighten The Lug Nuts
Fully tighten the lug nuts once the car is on the ground, and make sure they won't come off by giving them a few shakes. Tighten them in a star pattern - start with one and then its opposite lug nut to assure it will be even.
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