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Step by step instructions to CHANGE TIRES
1. Locate A SAFE LOCATION
When you understand you have a punctured tire, don't unexpectedly brake or turn. Gradually lessen speed and sweep your surroundings for a level, straight extend of street with a wide shoulder. A vacant parking area would be a perfect place. Level ground is great since it will keep your vehicle from rolling. Likewise, straight extends of street are superior to bends since approaching activity will probably observe you.
Never endeavor to change your tire on a limited shoulder close approaching movement. Continue moving (gradually) until the point when you locate a more secure spot. While driving on a level dangers destroying your edge, supplanting an edge is superior to being hit by an oblivious driver.
Make a point to counsel your proprietor's manual and audit their particular strides on the best way to change a punctured tire for your vehicle
2. TURN ON YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS
Your danger lights or "flashers" will enable different drivers to see you in favor of the street. To maintain a strategic distance from a mishap, turn them on when you understand you have to pull over.
3. APPLY THE PARKING BRAKE
Once halted, dependably utilize the stopping brake when planning to supplant a punctured tire. This will limit the likelihood of your vehicle rolling.
4. APPLY WHEEL WEDGES
Wheel wedges go before or behind the tires to additionally guarantee the vehicle doesn't roll while you settle the punctured tire. In case you're changing a back tire, put these before the front tires. On the off chance that your punctured tire is at the front, put the wheel wedges behind the back tires.
Blocks or huge stones will work similarly and in addition "genuine" wheel wedges. Simply make sure they're sufficiently vast to prevent the auto from rolling.
5. Expel THE HUBCAP OR WHEEL COVER
In the event that your vehicle has a hubcap covering the fasteners, it's less demanding to evacuate the hubcap before lifting the vehicle with the jack. On the off chance that your fasteners are uncovered, you can skip ahead to Step 6.
Utilize the level end of your haul torque to evacuate the hubcap. This will work for most vehicles, however a few hubcaps require an alternate apparatus to fall off. Counsel your proprietor's manual for appropriate hubcap or wheel cover evacuation methodology.
6. Slacken THE LUG NUTS
Utilizing the haul torque, turn the fasteners counterclockwise until the point when you break their protection. You may need to utilize drive, and that is alright. Utilize your foot or the majority of your body weight if essential.
Release the fasteners about ¼ to ½ of a turn, yet don't expel them totally yet. Spare that for when it's an ideal opportunity to evacuate your tire/wheel from the vehicle.
7. PLACE THE JACK UNDER THE VEHICLE
The ideal place for the jack is for the most part underneath the vehicle outline close by the tire that is level. Numerous vehicle outlines have formed plastic on the base with a cleared region of uncovered metal particularly for the jack. To securely lift and keep away from harm to the vehicle, take after the guidelines for jack arrangement in your vehicle proprietor's manual.
8. RAISE THE VEHICLE WITH THE JACK
To keep the jack from settling under the heaviness of your vehicle and falling cockeyed, put a little cut of 2x6" wood underneath it before endeavoring to raise your vehicle. This strategy is particularly useful on black-top.
With the jack appropriately situated, raise the vehicle until the point when the punctured tire is around six creeps over the ground.
Never put any piece of your body under the vehicle amid or subsequent to raising the vehicle with the jack.
9. UNSCREW THE LUG NUTS
Presently it's an ideal opportunity to expel the fasteners the distance. Since you've officially released them, you ought to have the capacity to unscrew them for the most part by hand.
10. Evacuate THE FLAT TIRE
Holding the tire by the treads, pull it delicately toward you until it's totally free from the center point behind it. Set it on its side with the goal that it doesn't roll away.
11. MOUNT THE SPARE TIRE ON THE LUG BOLTS
Presently put the extra on the center point by fixing up the edge with the haul jolts. Push delicately until the point when the haul jolts appear through the edge.
12. Fix THE LUG NUTS BY HAND
Put the fasteners back on the haul screws and fix them the distance by hand. When they are all on, check every one once more, fixing however much as could be expected. You will fix them with the torque in the wake of bringing down the vehicle to the ground.
13. LOWER THE VEHICLE AND TIGHTEN THE LUG NUTS AGAIN
Utilize the jack to bring down the vehicle so the extra tire is laying on the ground however the full weight of the vehicle isn't completely on the tire. Now, you ought to fix the fasteners with the torque, turning clockwise, as much as you can. Push down on the drag torque with the full weight of your body.
14. LOWER THE VEHICLE COMPLETELY
Convey the vehicle the distance to the ground and expel the jack. Give the fasteners another draw with the torque to guarantee they're as tight as could be expected under the circumstances.
15. Supplant THE HUBCAP
In the event that the hubcap you took from the punctured tire will fit your extra, set up it a similar way you expelled it at first. On the off chance that it doesn't fit, stow it away with the tire when you stow your gear.
16. STOW ALL EQUIPMENT
You have before you a jack, a carry torque, wheel wedges, your punctured tire, and perhaps a hubcap. Keep in mind to put every one of them in your vehicle before heading out.
17. CHECK THE PRESSURE IN THE SPARE TIRE
You should check the tire weight of the extra tire to ensure that it is protected to drive on. "T-Type" brief extras, additionally called "scaled down extras," require 60 psi (420 kPa). On the off chance that the tire needs weight, drive (gradually) to an administration station promptly.
18. TAKE YOUR FLAT TIRE TO A TECHNICIAN
Transitory extra tires aren't made to drive long separations or at high speeds, so drive carefully until you're ready to visit a tire specialist. An expert ought to have the capacity to decide if your tire needs a repair or if it's a great opportunity to supplant it.
To what extent DOES IT TAKE TO FIX A FLAT TIRE?
Beside taking your tire to an expert, the above system shouldn't take more than 15 to 30 minutes to change a tire. Simply make sure you don't forget any means.
It's advantageous to work on changing a tire in your carport or garage to guarantee you're prepared to deal with this circumstance on the off chance that it ever transpires.