Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How To Change A Flat Tire

Ugh!  Flat tires!  Nobody wants to deal with them, but if the inevitable happens to you, you want to know how to change a flat tire.  Michelin Tires has teamed up with BzzAgent to get the word out on tire safety this summer and has provided the directions for properly changing a flat tire:

1. Safely pull over: Set your emergency brake and turn on your hazards

2. Prepare the tire: Remove the hubcap and loosen the lug nuts

3. Jack up your vehicle: Jack until the tire is about six inches off of the

ground — typically, the jack goes a few inches behind the front tires, or a

few inches in front of the rear tires (consult your vehicle owner’s manual)

4. Remove the flat tire: Remove the lug nuts, then position your hands at 9

and 3 o’clock on your tire and pull it straight off

5. Mount the spare tire: Align the holes on! the spa re with the threaded bolts

then replace each lug nut, followed by the lug nut across from it

6. Secure the spare tire: Lower your vehicle, then tighten each lug nut

followed by its opposite

7. Put away the tools: Replace the tools and store your flat tire

1 comment:

Jen said...

I wish I could have read this years ago! My first flat tire involved an antsy 4 year old, a screaming infant, and taking directions over the phone (while hoping and praying I was doing it right!) Not an ideal scenario :)