It’s one of the worst feelings when you’re on the road and you feel your wheel pull to one side or hear your tire blow out. Here’s some quick tips on how to change a tire!
- Pull over safely
Make sure that wherever you pull off, it’s clear and flat. If you’re on the highway, it’s best to take the next exit instead of pull over on the highway. And be sure to put your hazards on!
- Loosen the lug nuts
Use a wrench to loosen each lug nut one by one. Don’t take them off yet.
- Jack your car up off the ground
Use a jack to lift your car off the ground until it’s about six inches up.
- Remove lug nuts & tire
Remove all the lug nuts and keep them somewhere where you won’t lose them. Then, pull the tire straight off the car.
- Replace tire
Install your spare tire on and replace all the lug nuts, tightening them one at a time.
- Lower your car
Use the jack to lower your car back to the ground.
After you put all of your tools away and turn off your hazards, you’re good to go!