Anyone past the age of 18 has likely had a parental lesson on how to change a tyre. However, you never know when that particular skill may come in handy. Of course, you may luck out and find that strangers come to your aid when you’re stranded on the side of the road. Don’t count on it though. One day, you may find that your driving mentor’s cautionary lesson on changing a tyre will help you get back on the road quickly.
Hire an Expert
If you’re not the type of person to get on your knees and get your hands dirty, there are other tyre changing options. Call a local repair shop, if you’d prefer to have someone else change the tyre. There’s no judgement here. If you are on your way to an important meeting, you don’t want to get your suit dirty. Or, perhaps you’ve recently had your nails done. We get it. Ruining the manicure is not on the agenda for the day. An auto mechanic is happy to charge you a tow and tyre change fee.
Something doesn’t feel quite right. You hear a strange noise. When you pull over to check it out, one tyre is flat as a pancake. No worries. You can undoubtedly have yourself up and running in a jiffy. Pop the trunk. Remove the jack and tyre. Follow the instructions in your car’s handbook to jack up the vehicle on a level surface. Before you lift the car, be sure to loosen the lug nuts which hold the flat tyre in place. Replace the flat wheel with your spare. Replace and tighten the lug nuts. Lower your car safely down to the ground, and you’re ready to go.