How to Change a Flat Tire on a Busy Road
You can easily get into paying more than fifty dollars for having a towing company change a flat tire for you. Instead, you can save yourself money by doing it yourself. Most of the tools you need are in your car. These tools include a Jack, a tire iron and a spare tire and some road flares.
The first step is to set up the road flares. Flares are available at most department stores and a very good idea to carry. Setting flares make the car more visible, decreasing the chance of an accident while you are changing the tire. You should four of them, after you light the road flares lay them on the ground.
The next step is to begin the tire change. To do this you must take the rest of the told out of your car. The tire iron is probably in the trunk along with the spare tire. The car jack might be in the truck, or it might be under the hood next to the engine. One you have all the tools out, find the tire iron it normally has a socket on one end. Use the flattened end to pry off the hubcap. Then use the socket to loosen all lug nuts. Do not remove the lug nuts at this time it will call the car to fall.
Once you loosen all the nuts, you will begin lifting the car with the jack. Normally there are places that you can put the jack there are pictures and written directions on the side of the jack. Find the spot where the jack goes and find out if the ground will support the weight of your car. If it might not, you will want to stick a board or another hard object under the jack. This will allow you to jack up the car, even in the softest ground. Once the tire is off the ground about four or five inches, remove the lugs and take the tire off. Take your spare tire, line it up with the lung bolts, and slip it on. Put all lug nuts back and tighten them up as much as possible. Lower the car back to the ground and remove the jack. Finish tightening up the lugs is sure to re-tighten all the lugs at least four times. This...