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Imagine you are stuck on a lonely stretch of road late into the night and you don’t know howto change a flat tire. Imagine the frustration you can avoid and the confidence you can gain just by

learning how to change a tire in case of a flat tire. According to experts it’s not a complicated process

and easy to implement. So

Change your tire with these few easy steps

The tools you need:

A jack

A lug wrench with a socket on

one end and a pry bar on

the other

A spare tire

 

Follow the steps:

 

Step 1: Try and ensure your car is on a flat stable surface, which is a very hard thing to ask

as you don’t have control over where your car decided to bust a tire. A flat surface will make

sure that your car doesn’t roll off. Also turn on your hazard flight for safety measure.

 

Step 2: Make sure that the car is in ‘Park’ and the parking brake has been lifted. If you have

a standard transmission, put your vehicle in first or reverse.

 

Step 3: Place a heavy object (e.g., rock, concrete, spare wheel, etc.) in front of the front and

back tires.

 

Step 4: Take out the spare tire and the jack. Place the jack under the frame near the tire

that you are going to change. Ensure that the jack is in contact with the metal portion of

your car’s frame. If in case you are not sure where to place the jack then read your owner’s

manual to avoid extra damages.

It’s said that most modern cars has a small notch or mark just behind the front wheel wells,

or in front of the rear wheel wells where the jack is intended to be placed.

 

Step 5: Raise the jack until it is supporting (but not lifting) the car. Check if the jack is firmly

placed under the vehicle and the tire is 6 inches off the ground.

 

Step 6: Remove the hub cap and loosen the lug nuts by turning the lug wrench counter

clockwise. Ensure that the nuts are in a pile so that they don’t get scattered. Pull the tire

straight toward yourself to remove it from the wheel base.

 

Step 7: Retrieve your spare tire from the car and line up the lug nut posts with the holes in

the spare, and push the spare all the way onto the wheel base until it can’t go any farther.

Place the lug nuts not too tightly on the tire but enough so that the wheel will stay on the

car.

 

Step 8: Lower the car back to the ground and make sure that the lug nuts are tightened.

Note that rather than tightening them one by one in order it’s best to start with one lug nut,

tighten it about 50%, move to the opposite nut (across the circle) and tighten that one about

the same amount. Keep tightening opposite lug nuts gradually in turn until each lug nut is as

tight as it can be.

 

THE END of your tire changing tutorial

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