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					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.

                                                                        Tyre jack
                                                                                           Waitscm

                                                  Lug wrench

                                                                            Todd Kopriva



                                              Spare tyre
                                                              Jack Zalium



                                                 Visibility kit
            Marufish
                                                                             redi-medic
                                                     Pressure gauge
                                                                                           izik
            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
                   owner’s manual)



                   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
 5:
       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
       destination.
 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,
                               however!

  With a little practice and preparation, you’ll be changing your tyres
                      confidently and independently.

				
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Description: Changing a flat tyre is an easy temporary repair you can do yourself. With the right equipment and a little practice, you’ll be able to change you own tyre easily should the situation arise.