Flat Tire Repair Tips
Knowing how to change a flat tire is a skill every driver should have. The process is not very complicated and can be very useful if you get into a tough situation. Here are some flat tire repair tips…
When changing a flat tire you should find a smooth spot to park with a level surface. First you need to take out your jack and put it next to the vehicle that is going to be changed. Next, loosen the lug nuts by turning them counterclockwise (remember to just loosen them and not to remove them completely).
The next step is to jack the car up until it is a few inches above the ground. After that you can remove the lugs and the tire and replace it with the spare. Once the spare is on, put the lug nuts back on and tighten them. Finally, lower the car back to the ground and remove the jack and put all your tools back into the trunk of your vehicle.
It’s a good idea to get the flat tire fixed by a mechanic, especially it was only replaced with a mini spare tire as they should not be driven more than about 150 kilometers.
Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger