HOW TO CHANGE A FLAT TIRE

Knowing how to change a tire can be one of the most useful things you could learn about your car. Having a flat tire in the middle of a route or on your way to an appointment can be a big deal if you do not know how to change it and have to wait for help, and therefore, it would be great if you can do it without having to wait for someone else to assist.

In order to replace a flat a tire you should make sure you have parked your vehicle at the side of the road and following all the safety rules that correspond to the situation. You must apply the parking brake and put the shift in first gear. Then, you should look for the spare tire, the lug wrench and the jack. If you do not know where the spare tire is, you can find its direction in the car owner’s manual.

Once you have found all you want, you should start by taking off the hubcap of the tire you want to remove. You should do this with the help of a screwdriver or the end of the lug wrench. Then you should loosen the lug nuts with only a turn, do not completely loosen them until you have lifted the vehicle.

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Next you should lift the vehicle with the jack. If you do not know how to do this, you can find directions in your car owner’s manual on where to place the jack as well as the jack itself might bring some directions too. You should carry the car until the tire you wish to change is some inches away from the ground. Then finish removing the lug nuts and take out the tire.

Once you have taken out the old tire, you should place the spare one in the correct place aligning the holes. Then, you should put the lug nuts and tighten them until they feel secure. Once you have done this, you must lower the vehicle back to the ground and take the jack away from it. Then, you should have the flat tire repaired and replace it back as soon as you can.