A flat tire is not good and changing a tire is not a job, many people don’t want to do it, but flat tires do happen. It doesn’t have to be such hateHowever, even if the cat hiding in the trunk of your car seems a bit intimidating. Don’t worry, there is no need for roadside assistance to come to the rescue. We’ll help you change a flat tire, and it doesn’t take long.
It doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it? But the jack in the trunk or storage compartment of your car is actually quite an easy tool to use for changing a floor and getting you on the road in minutes.
Here is a short video explaining how to change a flat tire in the best and safest way. It lasts about 10 minutes, and that includes stopping to explain a lot of things. So, suppose that a tire change is a job of approximately 7 minutes. There is also a list of the steps at the end of this article. Before watching the video, I want to draw your attention to some professional tips:
- “All takes are always on the verge of failure.” They are not, but if you make it your mantra, there is nothing scary about changing a tire; You will not be in danger in the highly unlikely event the car falls off its jack.
- Keep some gloves and a kneeling pad in your car. These two things radically transform changing a tire from an uncomfortable and dirty process to an easy and clean one.
- Check out my advice on how to “knee lift” your car tire and rolls off the ground; They can be heavy and if you pick them up the wrong way and flip them back, you will never get hot again to change a tire.
The only thing better than changing a floor the right way is not having to change it at all: AAA says 30 percent of late-model cars don’t even have a spare, relying on fill and seal kits that repair the tire while it remains in the car, or using anti-puncture tires that you can limp to the nearest tire shop with no air in them. Until you have one of those cars, watch the video.
Change a floor in 10 steps
- Secure the car on a flat surface out of traffic; chock the wheel in the opposite corner.
- Loosen the lug nuts with the car’s lug wrench.
- Place the car jack under the car where the tag indicates.
- Lift enough to lift the wheel an inch or two off the ground.
- Finish loosening the lug nuts and remove the flat tire.
- Put on the spare tire.
- Screw in the lug nuts and tighten enough to hold the wheel without tipping.
- Lower the jack to bring the car back to the ground.
- Finish tightening the nuts with upper body force on the wrench.
- Pick up the floor, the wrench, the jack, and whatever else you used to lock the car.
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