Garage On-Road aims at providing the best kinds of automobile services. We offer 24/7 roadside assistance, Towing Services, Car Servicing, etc. We are just a call away whenever you need our services on any day and at any time. But there are emergencies when things have to be taken into your own hands. A flat tire is among the most common issues that a driver faces while driving a car or a bike. However, for most of you changing a flat tire would be a matter of concern.
This guide covers everything you need to know about changing a flat tire – step by step. We have also mentioned the types of equipment that will be required to change the flat tire. Once you will read this article to the end, we are sure that you will be confident enough and won’t feel too intimidated as changing a tire is not really too difficult.
Equipment Require To Change A Flat Tire
You will require the following items to change a flat tire. Usually, you get these items with the car.
- Spare Tire (Fully Inflated)
- Log of wood to secure jack
However, if you think that you do not have items handy; feel free to contact GarageOnRoads for immediate roadside assistance. We have an expert team of mechanics who can handle every type of four-wheelers and two-wheelers.
Steps on How To Change A Flat Tire
Park On A Safe Location
As soon as you figure out that you have a flat tire, find a safe location. Do not stop you abruptly, instead find a safe spot for your car. You must find a place that is leveled and does not have any slope. This would prevent your car from rolling.
Turn On The Parking Lights:
Once you have found a safe spot, park your car and turn on the parking or hazard lights. It would let other drivers notice you and would prevent an accident.
Apply Hand Brake:
The step is to apply hand brake to prevent your car from rolling on the moving road.
Place Wheel Wedges:
You get wedges when you purchase a car. Placing them is very easy. If you want to change the rear flat tire, then place the wedges in front of the front tires. Whereas if you changing front flat tires, then place these wedges in front of the rear tires. It would further prevent your car from rolling.
Place The Jack Under Your Car:
You may use a wooden log before placing the jack under your car. Once you have placed a jack, raise the vehicle until the wheels 6 inches above the ground.
Remove the wheel cover and lug nuts:
Once you have raised the car, follow this step. If your car tires have a wheel cover, remove them. After them, take a wrench and start removing all the lug nuts. It might take a little effort but would be removed in a matter of minutes.
Remove the Tire:
Once you have unscrewed all the lug nuts from the flat tire, remove the tire carefully. Always set the tire on its sides so that it does not roll away.
Place The Fully Inflated Space Tire:
The next step is to place the spare tire into the nut bolts carefully. Make sure that you perfectly placed the tire.
Tighten The Lug Nuts: Once you have placed the tire, screen all the lug nuts properly. Make you sure you screw then properly and never forget to tighten them. Use maximum force to tighten these bolts to avoid any mishap.
Remove The Jack:
Now lower your vehicle completely by removing the jack. Once you have lowered your vehicle, tighten the lug nuts for one more time to give it a final go.
Place the Wheel Cover and Pack Your Bags:
Once you have placed the tire properly, the next thing is to place the wheel cover. Before placing the cover, do not forget to check the pressure of the spare tire. Now place the wheel cover and pack all the equipment back into the car.
These were the steps that you must take to change a flat tire. Always take the flat tire to the mechanic so that it becomes ready to use for the next time. However, changing a flat tire might sound like a troublesome task. Call us at GarageOnRoads anytime and anywhere for our 24/7 roadside assistance.
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