How to change a car tyre in 11 steps

Changing a wheel on a car

Ultimate guide to changing a car tyre

Here are the general steps for changing a tyre:

  1. Find a safe and flat location to change your tyre. Make sure your car is in park and the emergency brake is on.

  2. Gather the necessary tools. You will need a spare tyre, a lug wrench, a jack, and a wheel chock or block of wood to keep your car from rolling.

  3. Locate the jack points on your car. These are usually indicated by a small triangle or arrow symbol on the underside of the car.

  4. Use the lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tyre. Do not remove them completely yet.

  5. Position the jack under the car at the designated jack point, and use the jack to lift the car off the ground until the flat tyre is clear of the ground.

  6. Remove the lug nuts and take the flat tyre off the car.

  7. Place the spare tyre on the car, making sure it is aligned with the bolt holes.

  8. Hand-tighten the lug nuts onto the bolts on the spare tyre.

  9. Lower the car back down to the ground using the jack.

  10. Use the lug wrench to fully tighten the lug nuts on the spare tyre. Make sure they are tightened evenly and as tightly as possible.

  11. Double-check that all the lug nuts are tightened properly, and then put all the tools back in the boot of your car.

It is important to note that spare tyres are usually not meant for long-term use and should only be used as a temporary fix until you can get a proper replacement tyre. Also, be sure to check the pressure in the spare tyre regularly and refill it as needed.

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