In 8 easy steps
Changing a flat tyre is an easy temporary
The best way to be prepared for a flat tyre
repair you can do yourself. With the right
is to carry the proper equipment in your
equipment and a little practice, you’ll be
car. These tools are essential for a quick
able to change you own tyre easily should
and safe tyre change.
the situation arise.
Step Pull over in a safe place and turn off
1: you car’s engine. Try to find level
ground if possible.
Put on your car’s hazard lights and
Step lay out safety triangles for better
2: visibility to other drivers on the road.
Loosen the lug nuts on the tyre a
Step little before placing the car jack
3: under the car (as indicated in your
Once you’ve jacked the car, be sure
Step to work alongside the car- no part of
chucknado 4: your body should ever be
underneath the car.
Step Remove the lug nuts and the flat
tyre. Insert the spare tire.
Tighten the lug nuts a little at a time,
Step working in a star pattern. Tighten
6: nearly as far as they’ll go.
Carefully lower the jack and allow the
Step car to rest on its tyres. Tighten the
7: lug nuts as far as you can make them
go and check the spare’s air pressure.
Drive slowly for a moment with your
Step hazards on to ensure the tyre is fitted
8: correctly, then drive carefully to your
Success! You’ve changed your flat tyre! The next important step is to
make an appointment to have your tyre repaired or replaced. Spare
tyres are not meant to be driven on over a certain distance and are not
safe at high speeds.
As a car owner, learning simple repairs will give you the freedom to
tackle these jobs on your own. You might not want to take on a large
task like windscreen repair or transmission replacement just yet,
With a little practice and preparation, you’ll be changing your tyres
confidently and independently.