Changing a car tyre

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. change car tyre

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
  • Torch

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.

Do you have any questions on run flat tyres? Get the answers at http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/tyres/complete-guide-to-run-flat-tyres

Tryes Safety – How Much People Know

Kicking the car tyres is widely accepted by individuals as the surest means to check if there is proper air and if the tyre is properly tyre6inflated. More women than men have confessed to using and believing in this method while one in four drivers have admitted that they have no idea how to check if they have the right tread. A study by the Halfords Autocenter has also revealed that one in eight people cannot identify a kit for repairing punctures or have any idea about the type of spare tyre they are carrying. While this may sound amusing, it is also a matter of great concern that so many people drive everyday and yet fail to have the knowledge that will keep themselves safe. A lot of road casualties are the result of such ignorance and it is time that you educate yourself. Keep yourself safe and if possible educate your friends too about tyre safety.

How to be safe about tyres

The two most important thing about tyre safety is discussed right here. Be safe while you are on the road.

1. Regular inspection: Despite the popular usage, kicking a tyre does not tell you anything about tread or how safe it is to drive on the road. It is crucial that you get them inspected once every month and check if there is any leak or any other damage. Sometimes there are objects that are embed in the tyre and you may not be able to notice anything for a long time but it is still very dangerous to be driving around with such a tyre. Regular inspection can help you get the problem diagnosed and you can think of a solution. Sometimes, just removal of the object helps and the tyre can be repaired. However, sometimes the damage is permanent and repairing does not work and you need to get the tyres changed.

2. Learn how to change a tyre: A part of the driving lesson that you take involves learning how to change tyres. A lot of you may not consider it important but in the event that you get stranded on a long stretch with a flat tyre and cannot move despite having a spare you will have to depend on someone else or a towing company to come to your rescue. Once you learn how to, make sure you practice at least once to be sure you can do it next time.

http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/tyres/winter has all the info on winter tyres.