Since the change of tires is very simple, and that is the problem you can literally encounter every day, we believe that every driver should know how to do it. Unfortunately, the driving schools often do not teach how to change a flat tire, and following these simple step by step tips, you can easily learn how to put the car back in running condition!
The tools you will need are
- Car Jack
- Socket Wrench
- Spare Tire
- Flat Surface
First and foremost, it is important to periodically check the pressure of the spare tire. Eventually the pressure in the spare tire might drop, and if this does happen, you can find out too late that the spare tire is useless when you need the most! So, make sure to check the pressure of the spare tire from time to time.
When you want to change a tire, first make sure that the car is on ground level. Be sure to apply the parking brake and place a forward or reverse gear (manual transmission), or P – parking (automatic transmission). Usually the spare tire is placed just under the luggage compartment. Usually that is the place where you will find all necessary tools and – jack and socket.
Use the socket wrench to remove the cap on the screws. Remove the hubcaps using fingers or a screwdriver.
Loosen the lug nuts so you can easily take them off when jacked up. First, loosen the screw, then the one across from him. Release the lug nuts counterclockwise.
Set the jack under the car. Usually below the thresholds you have a specific place where you can insert the crane. This place is indicated by the holes or depressions in which snaps crane. Begin to lift the car.
Completely unscrew the screws and remove them. Remove the flat tire and put on the spare one. Gently tighten the screws with your fingers. Lower the car off the jack, and only then tighten the bolts.