Tips for Changing a Flat Tire

Tips for Changing a Flat Tire A flat tire is one of life’s little unwanted expectancies that can ruin a good day. If you are in your own driveway, it may not be that big of a deal, but if it happens while you are on the road or in a parking lot, it can be a real headache. While changing a tire is not that difficult, there are some things you need to know that can help you successfully change a flat tire on your car. 1. Familiarize yourself with the equipment you need to change a flat tire on your car. Check to make sure that you have a working jack, a tire iron that fits the lug nuts on your car, and a spare tire for your car. If you have a special nut on your tire called a “locking nut,” you will also need the socket that matches it. This socket typically comes with your car when you buy it and is used to remove the special nut. 2. Check to ensure that the car is in park and the emergency brake is set. Do not attempt to change a flat tire on a hill. If there is a slight slope, place a rock, brick, or other heavy object behind the tire that is opposite of the one you intend to change. 3. Use the...

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