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How To Change a Car Tyre

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WHAT YOU NEED

  • An extendable bar
  • Car jack
  • Wheel chocks
  • Locking wheel key
    (on some vehicles)

STEP BY STEP
INSTRUCTIONS

by local expert Drew Irvine

A large garage or wide driveway are ideal places to change a car tyre. But if you get a flat out on the open road, park somewhere safe, away from traffic - even if this means driving for a short distance on the flattened tyre.

Once your car’s in position:

  • Turn your hazards on
  • Take all the caps and covers off
  • Loosen all wheel nuts

Step 1

Place the WHEEL CHOCKS on the same side as the puncture - so if the front-right tyre is punctured, put the chocks on the back-right.

Step 2

Find the JACKING POINT - look in your car’s handbook. Make sure the jack is straight with the body of the car and the ground.

Step 3

JACK THE CAR UP until you’ve got enough room to fit a new tyre in. Don’t worry about going too high - it’s better to have more room to play with.

Step 4

Remove the wheel nuts, lift off the punctured tyre, put on the new tyre and do-up the wheel nuts.

Step 5

To finish, drop the jack, tighten all wheel nuts using the extendable bar and you’re done - tidy everything away and get back on the road!

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SAFETY INFORMATION

Do:

  • Put the car in gear
  • Make sure the handbrake's on
  • Ensure the jack is fitted properly

Don't:

  • Jack the car up on an incline
  • Put your head under the car

WHAT YOU NEED

  • An extendable bar
  • Car jack
  • Wheel chocks
  • Locking wheel key
    (on some vehicles)

DREW IRVINE

Home Garage:
Thomsons Auto Centre

  • Garage Specialisation:
    - Diagnostics
    - Servicing
    - Exhausts, Tyres & Clutches

  • Top tip:
    Check your fluid levels every 2 months.

  • Favourite Driving Song:
    Queen - Don’t stop me now