Have you ever had a flat tire? If so, then you know how frustrating it can be to be stranded on the side of the road.
Luckily, changing a tire is a relatively easy process that anyone can learn. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be changing your own tires in no time! This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to change a tire.
What You’ll Need:
- A jack
- A lug wrench
- An old spare tire
- A new spare tire
- Park your car on a level surface and turn off the engine.
- Place the jack under the frame of the car in the correct location. Consult your owner’s manual if you’re unsure of where to place the jack.
- Use the lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire. Do not remove the lug nuts yet.
- Use the jack to raise the car off of the ground. The flat tire should now be suspended in the air.
- Remove the lug nuts and then the flat tire.
- Put the new spare tire on in place of the flat tire.
- Screw on the lug nuts by hand until they are tight.
- Use the lug wrench to fully tighten the lug nuts.
- Lower the car back down to the ground.
- Remove the jack from under the car.
And that’s it! You’ve now successfully changed your own tire. Just be sure to take the old tire to a nearby service station or tire shop to have it repaired or replaced. With a little bit of practice, changing a flat tire will be a breeze!
- It’s always a good idea to keep a spare tire in your trunk in case of emergencies.
- If you don’t have a spare tire, you can use a can of flat tire repair spray to temporarily fix the problem. However, this is only a temporary solution and you’ll still need to get the tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
- If you’re unsure of how to change a tire, consult your car’s owner’s manual or take it to a nearby service station or tire shop.