How To Change a Tyre

Watch our short video tutorial and learn how to change a car tyre the safe and simple way!

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Changing a Tyre

Learning how to change a tyre is something every driver should take the time to do. Not only can changing a tyre yourself get you out of a pinch when you find yourself stranded with a flat tyre, but it could also save you a ton of money of emergency recovery costs, for those without breakdown cover.

Learning how to change a wheel with the use of our short video is quick, simple and very straightforward. Click play and learn how to change a tyre now!

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Changing a Tyre

Learning how to change a tyre is something every driver should take the time to do. Not only can changing a tyre yourself get you out of a pinch when you find yourself stranded with a flat tyre, but it could also save you a ton of money of emergency recovery costs, for those without breakdown cover.

Learning how to change a wheel with the use of our short video is quick, simple and very straightforward. Click play and learn how to change a tyre now!

What You'll Need

Before changing a tyre make sure you have the following equipment to hand

  • Spare Tyre

     

    Most cars tend to come with a spare tyre, so be sure to locate where yours is stored to save time should you actually need it.
  • Tyre Wrench

     

    Removing the nuts or bolts that hold your wheel in place requires a tyre wrench, which should be located near your spare tyre.
  • Car Jack

     

    You’ll also need a car jack to safely and securely lift the car high enough to switch the tyres.
  • Locking Wheel Nut

     

    Each wheel will have one nut that is different from the rest, which requires a locking wheel nut to remove.

How to Change a Tyre: Step-by-Step

Follow the instructions below and you should have your tyre changed in no time!

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Before we begin. it’s important that you try to find a safe spot to change your tyre, busy areas with passing traffic can be a dangerous place to attempt a change.

2

Use the tyre wrench to loosen each of the 4 regular wheel nuts, around a quarter-turn in a counter-clockwise direction. If needed, use your car’s locking wheel nut to loosen the final bolt.

3

Locate the recommended car-jacking point under your vehicle by checking your handbook, and then use the jack to lift the wheel until it is clear of the ground. Stay clear of the space under the car, just in case the jack collapses.

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Once the tyre is clear of the ground, you can use the tyre wrench to fully remove each of the nuts and then remove the tyre by pulling it towards you.

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Put the spare tyre in place, lining up the lug nut posts with the holes in the spare, then push the tyre onto the wheel base as far as possible.

6

Place each of the nuts back into the holes, and tighten with your fingers to hold the tyre in place.

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Now use the car jac to lower the car fully back to the ground, and remove the jack from underneath the car.

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Finally, use your tyre wrench to fully tighten each nut as much as possible.

How to Change a Tyre: Step-by-Step

Follow the instructions below and you should have your tyre changed in no time!

  • Before we begin. it’s important that you try to find a safe spot to change your tyre, busy areas with passing traffic can be a dangerous place to attempt a change.
  • Use the tyre wrench to loosen each of the 4 regular wheel nuts, around a quarter-turn in a counter-clockwise direction. If needed, use your car’s locking wheel nut to loosen the final bolt.
  • Locate the recommended car-jacking point under your vehicle by checking your handbook, and then use the jack to lift the wheel until it is clear of the ground. Stay clear of the space under the car, just in case the jack collapses.
  • Once the tyre is clear of the ground, you can use the tyre wrench to fully remove each of the nuts and then remove the tyre by pulling it towards you.

  • Put the spare tyre in place, lining up the lug nut posts with the holes in the spare, then push the tyre onto the wheel base as far as possible.

  • Place each of the nuts back into the holes, and tighten with your fingers to hold the tyre in place.

  • Now use the car jac to lower the car fully back to the ground, and remove the jack from underneath the car.

  • Finally, use your tyre wrench to fully tighten each nut as much as possible.

Congratualtions, you've just learned how to change a tyre! Consider putting your new skills to the test by changing a tyre on your car!

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