How to Change a Flat Tire
How to Change a Flat Tire – The first thing you will have to do when you change a tire is make sure you have all the proper equipment. A spare tire, jack and tire iron will all be needed as well as an air pressure gauge if your spare tire is flat.
When you are removing the flat tire you have to make sure you’re parked and on pavement. Don’t bother trying to change it if you’re on dirt or on a slope.
The first thing you will have to do is loosen the wheel lugs with the tire iron. Once the wheel lugs are loose you will need to take your jack and put it underneath the jack point and start to raise it. If you’re unsure where the jack point is you can look it up in the owner’s manual. After the flat tire has been raised off the ground the wheel lugs can be removed completely.
Now that the flat tire has been removed you can put the spare tire on the wheel studs. From there you can put the wheel lugs back on, tightening them with the tire iron.
Finally, you’ll need to lower the jack to finish the job. The wheel lugs need to be tightened completely because the tire won’t rotate on the ground.
You never know when you’ll come across a flat tire, so it’s important you learn how to change one in case of emergency.
Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger
via Richmond Hill Subaru Dealership