How to Change a Flat Tire in 10 Easy Steps

Replacing a flat tire in our car seems to be the first thing people ask car towing companies about. Fortunately, this process is very simple and hassle free. After changing your car tire only once, you will be able to do it repeatedly. Moreover, replacing a tire in your car is so simple, that pretty much anybody can do it.

These ten easy steps will guide you through the process of changing a tire for the first time. After changing your car tire once, you will already have become an expert and learn the purpose of the equipment in your car, as well as gain confidence while on the road.

  1. First, you need to make sure that all of the equipment for changing your tire is in your car. You are going to need: a. a wrench; b. a lifting jack; c. a reflective vest; d. a warning triangle; e. a spare tire. Most of these are lying in the trunk of your car, yet some, like the vest for instance, might be located within the glove compartment.
  2. Once you spotted that you have a flat tire, pull your car safely to the side of the road, allowing a distance between yourself and the ongoing or oncoming traffic.
  3. Place the warning triangle a few yards behind your car facing the coming traffic, so that other drivers could see you from a distance.

Put on the reflective vest and place the wrench and lifting jack near the flat tire.

  1. Using the wrench, start loosening the bolts off of the flat tire. First, loosen each bolt and remove them completely after they have all been properly loosened. This might require using force, so you may consider putting your entire body weight on the wrench at the beginning.
  2. Put the released bolts aside. Take the lifting jack and place it under your car near the flat tire. You should place the jack underneath a sturdy, metallic part of your car designed for the jack. Do not place it under a plastic or unsteady part.
  3. Apply the jack and start lifting your car until the flat tire is completely above ground. Remove the flat tire and place it in the trunk of your car.
  4. Put the spare tire in the place of the old tire. Use the wrench to screw the bolts and the new tire into place.
  5. Using the lifting jack, lower the car to ground. Secure the bolts as much as you can. They need to be placed tightly.
  6. Place the jack, the wrench and the vest back in their place.
  7. Drive your car as soon as possible to a nearby garage to replace your spare. Since the spare is not intended to replace your tire for a long while, this is essential.

It is most important to remember to be safe at all time. Good Luck!