I am a man and changing a tyre is quite easy for me,my wife can also do it quite easily too.There are however people out there who finds changing a tyre quite intimidating, men and women alike.A step by step guide can make it much easier ,saving you time and frustrating moments on the road side.

How long does it take to change a tyre?

A bad tyre or a punch should not cause you to miss that special interview or meeting.Its a 10-15 mins job if you know what to do.

Tools needed to change a tyre.

Changing a tire is a relatively simple affair and most cars come with the equipment to perform the procedure as part of a basic vehicle-maintenance package. The car’s owner’s manual should also have instructions on where your tire changing equipment is located and the proper procedures.

A basic a tire changing kit typically includes:

  • A jack
  • A lug wrench with a socket on one end and a pry bar on the other/wheel spanner
  • A spare tire

Additional tools, depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle may include:

  • A wheel lock
  • Extension bars for lowering the spare tire
  • Alignment studs
  • You may need a flash light,especially when driving during the night.

Jacks come in several varieties — scissor jacks, floor jacks, bottle jacks and even bumper jacks. A scissor jack is the most common type and uses a mechanical scissor mechanism to lift the car. A bottle jack is more powerful but less compact and uses hydraulic fluid to lift the car.

I found this video on you tube and i liked it,Its a clear step by step guide.And one thing i like about it -is that it is done by women.

Tip

Practice makes it perfect.Watching the video will not help you.Doing it will help build confidence in you.

So now lets get started.

 

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