A step by step guide on how to change a tyre.

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A step by step guide on how to change a tyre

If you’re driving on U.K. roads, you know how frustrating it can be to have a flat tyre. But with a little know-how, you can change a tyre yourself and avoid the hassle of calling for roadside assistance. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to change a tyre and what you need to do this safely.

Step 1: Find a safe spot to change the tyre

If you have a flat tyre, the first thing to do is to find a safe place to change it. Pull over to the side of the road and engage the handbrake. Make sure you’re on a level surface and that your hazard lights are on to warn other drivers.

Step 2: Gather the necessary tools

To change a tyre, you’ll need a few essential tools: a spare tyre, a jack, a wheel brace, and a wheel chock. The wheel chock is a small block that goes behind one of the other wheels to keep the car from rolling.

Step 3: Loosen the wheel nuts

Using the wheel brace, loosen the wheel nuts on the flat tyre. Don’t remove them completely yet; just loosen them enough to make it easier to remove them once the car is jacked up.

Step 4: Jack up the car

Place the jack in the correct position under the car, as described in your vehicle manual. Use the jack handle to lift the car until the flat tyre is off the ground.

Step 5: Remove the wheel nuts

Now that the car is jacked up, use the wheel brace to remove the wheel nuts completely. Take the flat tyre off the car and place it out of the way.

Step 6: Fit the spare tyre

Take the spare tyre and line up the holes with the bolts on the car. Push the spare tyre onto the car until it’s snug, then replace the wheel nuts and tighten them by hand.

Step 7: Lower the car and tighten the wheel nuts

Using the jack, lower the car back to the ground. Once the spare tyre is in contact with the ground, use the wheel brace to tighten the wheel nuts as much as possible in a star pattern.

Step 8: Check the tyre pressure

Finally, check the tyre pressure on the spare tyre. You can find the correct pressure in your vehicle manual or on the tyre itself. If the pressure is too low, use a pump to inflate the tyre to the recommended pressure.

In conclusion, changing a tyre is a relatively straightforward process if you have the right tools and know-how. By following these eight easy steps, you can safely and quickly change a tyre on your own. Always make sure you have a spare tyre, a jack, a wheel brace, and a wheel chock in your car for emergencies.

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