Changing Car Tyres

Every now and then as a driver you may find yourself in a situation where a tyre will need changing.

You have a few choices here, either drive it to a nearby garage (which isn’t always the best idea if your tyre is flat), you can call breakdown to come and change it for you or you can do it yourself.

If you choose to do it yourself, it can be a bit of a messy job so it’s a good idea to be prepared.

You will need a spare tyre, a jack, a spanner and possibly wheel nuts too.

Once you’ve located the flat tyre, you’ll need to get the tools out and ready to hand including the spare wheel.

First things first is to partly loosen the wheel nuts as this will make life a lot easier later on. Once you have done that then it will be time to jack the car up. Find a place underneath suitable for the jack to be in place and when it is, you can start to raise the car. Raise the car high enough where you will be able to slot the new tyre in its place without the new tyre touching the floor. When you have raised the car high enough, it will be time to finish loosening the wheel nuts and remove the tyre.

It’s always a good idea to place the old tyre underneath the car near where the new wheel will go. The reason to this is that if the road is a bit uneven or the jack isn’t in place properly then the car can fall and damage the wheel disk and this can be quite costly to fix.

Now its time to place the new tyre on. Once you have put the new tyre in its place you will then need to add the wheel nuts and partly screw them in. Once that’s all done its time to lower the car with the jack. Keep lowering the car until the jack loosens off the car.

Once this is complete it is time to screw the nuts in as tight as possible. Screw the nuts tightly until you cannot turn them anymore. It is very important that the nuts are screwed in tightly to avoid the wheel coming off during a journey.

Many times in the past, garages screw wheel nuts in using a nut bolt drill but the problem you may face here is that it can be near impossible to remove them by hand the next time you have a puncture.