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At ALMAN, we believe in empowering our customers with the knowledge and skills to maintain their vehicles. One essential skill every car owner should have is knowing how to change a tyre. Whether you’re on a remote road facing an emergency situation, being able to change a tyre yourself can save time, money, and hassle. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change your car’s tyres safely and effectively:

1.Gather Your Tools: Before you begin, gather all the necessary tools and equipment. You’ll need

  • Spare tyre
  • Safety triangle
  •  Jack,
  •  Lug wrench
  •  Wheel chock or bricks to prevent the car from rolling.

2.Find a Safe Location: Park your car on a flat, stable surface away from traffic. Engage the parking brake and place wheel chocks or bricks behind the rear wheels to prevent the car from rolling.

3.Set Up the Safety Triangle: Place the safety triangle on the road behind your vehicle, preferably at a distance of about 50 to 100 meters (or as indicated in the triangle’s instructions). Position the triangle so it’s visible to oncoming traffic from both directions.

4. Loosen the Lug Nuts: Using the lug wrench, loosen the lug nuts on the wheel you’re going to change. Loosen them in a star pattern (i.e., loosen one nut, then move to the opposite nut, and so on) to prevent warping the wheel.

5. Position the Jack: Place the jack under the car’s frame near the flat tyre. Refer to your car’s owner’s manual for the correct jack placement points. Ensure the jack is stable and securely positioned before lifting the car.

6. Lift the Car: Using the jack, raise the car until the flat tyre is off the ground. Avoid putting any part of your body under the car while it’s lifted. Once the car is raised, make sure it’s stable before proceeding.

7. Remove the Lug Nuts and Flat Tyre: Once the car is lifted, remove the loosened lug nuts completely. Carefully pull the flat tyre off the wheel hub and set it aside.

8. Install the Spare Tyre: Align the spare tyre with the wheel hub studs and push it onto the hub. Finger tighten the lug nuts to hold the tyre in place.

9. Lower the Car and Tighten the Lug Nuts: Using the jack, lower the car until the spare tyre touches the ground but is not fully bearing the car’s weight. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern using the lug wrench until they’re snug.

10. Lower the Car Completely and Remove the Jack: Lower the car fully to the ground and remove the jack. Finish tightening the lug nuts securely using the lug wrench.

11. Check the Tyre Pressure: Finally, check the tyre pressure of the spare tyre and adjust as needed. Ensure it’s inflated to the recommended pressure specified in your car’s owner’s manual.

12. Retract all the items used: Once you’ve completed changing the tyre and safely returned to your vehicle, retract all the tools and items you used and store them back in your vehicle’s emergency kit for future use.

By following these steps, you can change a tyre safely and effectively, ensuring you’re prepared for any situation on the road. At ALMAN, we prioritize the safety and satisfaction of our customers, and we’re committed to providing you with the knowledge and resources to maintain your vehicle with confidence. Explore our selection of pre-owned cars today and experience the difference of driving with ALMAN.

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