Suddenly, you have noticed or seen a flat tire during your trip. But you have never changed tires until now! Don’t panic, we will help you with our how to change tires article and you will change the flat tires by hand easily.
A spare tire, a jack, a lug wrench and a little knowledge are all it takes for a car tire replacement. It is very important that car tire changing tools are complete.
This may not be easy as it is your first time to change tires. But when you go step by step, it’s definitely not an impossible thing.
- If you have noticed a flat tire while driving, use your brakes slowly but continuously while parking your vehicle. If you have the opportunity, make sure that the road you parked is a straight or slightly higher road.
- Make sure to apply the handbrake to ensure safety after parking your vehicle. Leave your vehicle in 1st gear, this is a precaution against auto propulsion. Of course, it is important that the warning lights (emergency lights) are also on. It is possible to make other cars notice you with these lights.
Flat Tire Change Step-by-Step
The first step for the flat tire change is to turn and loosen the lug wrench with the lug wrench to disassemble your tire. Do not completely remove the bolts. If you remove the bolts completely, the tire may come off because you did not lift the car with a jack.
The most important hero of the tire changing kit is the jack.
For the most important step, place the jack under the car chassis. Avoid placing it on the car axle or any suspension part. The place where the fracture supports must be a flat and solid surface.
Once you have placed it in the right place, slowly turn the jack handle. You will see the car rise. The contact of the tire with the ground should be cut at least 3-5 cm. If the tire is high enough, your second step is complete.
You can now detach your tire by removing the lugs you just loosened. It is useful to put the tire next to the jack. This will be a smart move that reduces the chances of the jack from moving.
Remove your spare tire and put it in place. Then put the bolts in place.
First, insert the lugs by hand and tighten them by hand as much as you can. Then try tightening the bolts with a wrench to reinforce their positions.
If the process is complete, you can turn the jack arm and bring the vehicle back to the ground with a jack. After the new tire touches the ground, it is useful to check the bolts once more.
You are done, now “How to change a flat tire?” You know the answer to the question. Have a nice trip!
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