How to change a flat tyre

Changing a flat tire is a skill that every car owner should know. It's a relatively simple process, but it's important to know the steps involved so that you can do it safely and efficiently.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to change a flat car tyre:

1. Find a safe place to pull over.

This should be a level surface away from traffic.

2. Turn on your hazard lights and set the parking brake.

3. Get out your spare tire and jack.

The spare tire is usually located in the trunk or under the car. The jack is usually located with the spare tire.

4. Loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire.

The lug nuts are the nuts that hold the tyre onto the wheel. To loosen them, use the lug wrench. You don't need to remove them completely, just loosen them enough so that you can turn them by hand later.

5. Place the jack under the car according to your owner's manual.

Consult your owner's manual for the correct jacking point. This is the point on the frame of the car where the jack should be placed. Be careful not to place the jack under the bumper or any other plastic parts of the car.

6. Jack up the car until the flat tire is a few centimetres off the ground.

7. Remove the lug nuts and take off the flat tyre.

8. Put the spare tire on the car and tighten the lug nuts by hand.

Put the spare tire on the car and hand-tighten the lug nuts. Be careful not to overtighten them, as this can damage the wheel.

9. Lower the car until the weight of the car is on the spare tire.

10. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern using the lug wrench.

11. Put away your jack and lug wrench.

12. Drive to a service station to have the flat tire professionally repaired.

Changing a flat tyre

Here are some additional tips for changing a flat car tyre:

If you have a spare tire, make sure that it is properly inflated before you start changing the flat tire. If you are changing a flat tire on the side of a busy road, be careful of traffic. Wear a reflective vest and use caution cones to warn other drivers. If you are not comfortable changing a flat tire yourself, call roadside assistance.


Posted on Nov 01, 2023 by Panel Beater Directory

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