To change a tire
To change a tire is something most people are
not keen on doing, but it is something you need to know how to
do. Before you begin, make sure of the following:
- The jack in your car is there
- There is a properly inflated spare tire
- You have a lug wrench that fits your wheels'
Down to the basics
After you have parked your car safely, put a couple of bricks
or stones beneath the tires to make sure that it does not roll.
Bring your jack, spare wheel and lug wrench to the work area.
Remove the wheel cover. Loosen the nuts without having jacked
up the car, to prevent the wheel spinning on you. Turn counterclockwise
to loosen the nut until it comes off. Next jack up the car.
Remove the old wheel now.
After having taken off the lug nuts, pull the wheel with your
weight forward to prevent yourself from falling backward. Adjust
the spare wheel on the threaded shafts so that they fit. Then
tighten the nuts in the proper order. Lower the jack so that
the tire rests on the ground. Replace the wheel cover. You are
ready to drive again!