How To Change A Flat Tire

When you are driving, the worst thing to possibly happen to you would be to get a flat tire. You will find yourself stranded in the middle of the road and have nowhere to go to. Depending on where you live, you could always call emergency services for help, but you will have to wait for them to get there. It would always be good to know how to change a flat tire for yourself.

If you find yourself in this situation, the first thing to do is to identify that you have a flat tire. If you notice that your car sways to a particular direction even when you are driving straight, it is a good indication to check your tires. If a tire is simply low on air, you can continue driving till you get to a gas station to have your tire filled. However, if you have a flat tire, you need to stop immediately. If your tire burst when you were going fast, never press the brakes. Simply wait for the car to slow down first and then apply the brakes in intervals till the car stops.

Then, place a jack on the bottom of your car aligned with the large metal rod. Different jacks operate in different styles so make sure you know how to use yours. Lift your car a few inches from the ground. Pull out your wheel cap with force and use your lever or gun to unscrew the tire. Then pull out your tire and replace it with a spare tire usually in the back of your trunk. Tighten the screws back. Remember to tighten all four screws together. The wheel would be unaligned if you completely tighten one screw before starting the next one. Once, this is done you can drop the car from the jack and you will be good to go.