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How To Change A Tire


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How To Change A Tire

  1. 1. How to Change a Tire By: Drew Moser
  2. 2. Tire Maintenance <ul><li>Preventative maintenance is the first step in safety! </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to walk around your vehicle before driving. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the tire pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure the tread is not bare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for nails, screws, or any possible damage existing in tire </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It’s easier to change a tire at home than on the side of the highway! </li></ul>
  3. 3. When a Tire Explodes <ul><li>If you happen to be driving when a tire goes flat – remain calm. Ease off the accelerator and move off the road. </li></ul><ul><li>Panic may cause an accident! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Find a Safe Location <ul><li>Once your vehicle is safely off the road, the next step is to raise the automobile. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the vehicle is not on a slope. A flat surface is necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the car is in park (P), or in gear if it is a manual transmission. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a good idea to “block” the wheel diagonal to the flat by placing a brick or piece of wood in front of the tire. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Loosen the Lug Nuts
  6. 6. Loosen the Lug Nuts <ul><li>Before raising the vehicle, use the “tire iron”, the L-shaped bar, to loosen the lug nuts from the flat wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>The lug nuts are designed to stay on the tire, use leverage to ease the work. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to turn the nuts counter-clockwise! </li></ul><ul><li>Once all lug nuts are loose, it’s time to raise the automobile </li></ul>
  7. 7. Raising the Vehicle <ul><li>A “jack” is usually located in the trunk of the car. You may need to check your manual if it is located elsewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>The spare tire should also be located in the trunk of your vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the vehicle for a solid, secure place to put the jack. Many cars have predetermined locations for jacking the car up. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Remove the Damaged Tire
  9. 9. Remove the Damaged Tire <ul><li>Using the jack, raise the vehicle until the flat tire is completely off the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the lug nuts and keep them together, a hubcap is a good place to keep them so the nuts don’t get lost. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide the flat tire off the vehicle and place it flat on the ground so it doesn’t roll into traffic. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Place the Spare on the Vehicle
  11. 11. Place the Spare on the Vehicle <ul><li>Lift the spare tire and line up the holes in the wheel with the protruding wheel studs. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the tire is lined up, gently slide it as far back as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Screw each of the lug nuts back onto the wheel studs. </li></ul><ul><li>Tighten the lugs by hand before lowering the wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure not to cross-thread the nuts! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lower the Jack
  13. 13. Almost Finished <ul><li>When all lug nuts have been hand tightened, carefully lower the jack. </li></ul><ul><li>Tighten the lug nuts with the tire iron. </li></ul><ul><li>The ground should help give leverage, ensure the lug nuts are extremely tight. </li></ul><ul><li>Put the flat tire back in the trunk (You will need the rim when you replace the tire). </li></ul><ul><li>Drive safe! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank You!
  15. 15. References <ul><li>All images except slide 3 were found on: </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3 found on: </li></ul>