It is no rocket science truly, but it does need a little knowledge and practice before you can become a n expert at changing tyres. If you do not want to be stuck at the most inconvenient place at the wrong time with a flat tyre, it is important that you take this lesson seriously.
Practice makes perfect
You may try changing a trye on a weekend when you have a lot of time to spare and when the conditions are all to your favour. Do this if you have never done it before and you should easily get out of a flat tyre situation if you have to face one on the road.
Instructions to follow
Keep a few things handy:
- A small plastic sheet
- Hand gloves
What you must do
1. Check tools first: Make sure that the tools you will use to change your car tyres are in good condition. If they are not, then do not use them. Replace them with good ones for safety reasons. Have safety clothing to become noticeable and turn on your hazard lights.
2. Change your tyres:
- Get all passengers out of the car, apply the hand brake and park the vehicle. Now block the wheel on that side of the car that will not be lifted.
- Remove the wheel cover and loosen the nuts as the car is still touching ground.
- Now put the jack in place on the ground as flat as you can. It should go in the body section of the car that is right below the opening of the door. Now raise the car very slowly.
- Take out the nuts and then the wheel. Replace with the new wheel as per directions on the manual. Now put back the nuts and tighten them snugly.
- Lower the car and tighten the nuts properly but make sure they are neither over tightened nor loose.
- Replace the cover of the wheel which is also known as the hubcap.
- Take the damaged wheel for repair or replacement.
It is important that you get your tyres checked every month. Driving on the road with damaged tyres is not only dangerous for yourself but also for other drivers on the road. You may lose control of your car because of that damaged tyre and cause serious and even fatal injuries to others as well as to yourself. Driving safely is your responsibility.
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