How To Change Tires Yourself: 8 Simple Steps

by May 28, 2022UAE Cars News

When your tire blows out, it’s going to be scary – but don’t worry! We’re here with some tips on how you can change a flat tire without getting hurt in 8 simple steps.


Most importantly: know where the nearest safe place is so if something does go wrong just remember that this spot has enough room for both of us until help arrives.

The first step of any good repair process starts by never trying if there is no way, for example, that YOU could get hurt changing out those old rubber strips (and definitely don’t do anything unsafe). Next, make certain all tools needed are within arm’s reach—you’ll thank yourself later when everything goes smoothly; also, inform someone you know who could help just in case things went the opposite way!

Tools you will need to replace your flat tire

You must have all of these items to replace your flat tire by yourself:

  • Jack
  • Lug wrench
  • spare tire
  • Vehicle manual

Missing or forgetting essential tools can be a major inconvenience. Make sure you have all of these items in stock before heading out on your next trip!

Here are 8 simple steps to easily change your tire:

  1. Park in a safe place
  2. Prepare your car
  3. Loosen the wheel nuts
  4. Jack your car up
  5. Remove the flat tire
  6. Get the spare wheel
  7. Lower your car and tighten the nuts
  8. Lower the car fully

Park in a safe place

Park in a safe place and make sure you have enough room to move around. It’s better if the wheel goes loose than a stop on an edge which could cause accidents – so don’t park too close!

Keep your hazard lights on when you park and position the warning triangle in front of any approaching traffic. Put on a reflective jacket if it’s available for safety reasons!

Prepare your car

Make sure to take all necessary tools with you when changing a tire, as well as your phone in case anything goes wrong!

First of all, remove any passengers from the car after applying handbrakes and removing shifters or seats if needed.

Loosen the wheel nuts

The wheel nuts on your car may be tough to loosen, but it is easier if you do not remove them completely.

Loosen the Turning Nuts by turning anti-clockwise until they can easily turn with hand pressure (which could take some time).

Jack your car up

The jack is a useful tool for any do-it-yourselfer. It can be used to lift cars and change tires, but there are rules you need to follow in order not to damage your vehicle or others around it!

Consult your handbook if you are unsure where those dedicated jacking points are located on the car – they’ll show up really quickly once we know what type of operation.

To change your car’s tires, first, place a small plank of wood under the jack. This will help keep it stable and prevent any accidental jerks that could make you lose balance! Once this is done raise slowly until 10-15cm off ground level (depending on the size of the tire).

Remove the flat tire

Fully loosen and remove the wheel nuts. Then, gently pull the tire towards you until it comes free. Finally, place the tire flat on the ground.

Get the spare wheel

Slide the spare wheel onto the hub bolts that are protruding, or in line with the wheel nut slots. Keep in mind that it is heavy to lift the wheel off of the ground.

Lower your car and tighten the nuts

Use the jack to lower the car slightly, so that the spare tire is in contact with the ground. Use the wrench to tighten the wheel nuts completely.

Lower the car fully

Lower the car to the ground and remove the jack.

double-check that the wheel nuts are tight.

Finally, put the old tire in the boot with the other equipment.

Emergency spares

Spare tires are often compact and light, but they’re not designed for long-term use.

If you have one of these “space saver” types installed on your car it may only get used when driving around town or to take care of personal needs like fixing a flat tire; this makes them limited in speed (80 km/h) as well as poor choices if there are any kind road conditions present because their insufficient grip can make things difficult at best!

It also means those who drive regularly should invest money into getting new wheels every so often – especially since storing an old popped-up space-saving rubber isn’t really feasible either.

How long does it take to replace a tire?

If you’ve ever changed a tire, then chances are your experience was not too challenging.

As mentioned in the guide above and throughout this article, 15 to 30 minutes should be all it takes for anyone who knows what they’re doing!

It might seem like an eternity when waiting on hold with customer service or trying unsuccessfully to attempt something new at home but eventually, everything will go smoothly if preparation pays off.

Important things to do after changing your tire

Take care to check your tire pressure before you drive, because it’s important that both front and back tires are at optimal levels. The “T-Type” temporary spares (or mini spare), which is what they’re called if there isn’t enough room for a full-size spare tire in the back, require 60 psi (420 kPa).

You might think that a temporary spare tire is just what you need to get your car back on the road if something happens, but don’t be fooled! These tires aren’t made for long driving or high-speed pursuits.

So before taking this route consider whether it would work better by getting another type of auto service done at an experienced mechanic shop instead where they can determine whether repair work needs doing rather than replacing the flat tire.


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