Flat tires aren’t about luck though are they? No. Most of the time, we end up with a flat tire while we’re driving down a deserted back road, or running late already. Changing a tire is something that everyone who drives a vehicle should know how to do.
Once you know how, you’ll be an unstoppable road warrior. Or maybe, you’ll just be twenty minutes late instead of an hour and half because you didn’t have to wait on roadside assistance.
NOTE: This step-by-step guide assumes you have a spare tire (with air), jack, and lug wrench in your vehicle. If you bought your vehicle used and it has aftermarket wheels on it, be sure the lug wrench you have works. You may need to buy a new one at an auto parts store. Also, it helps to have a towel or small blanket to sit on while you change the wheel. You won’t get your pants dirty, and you can wipe your hands on it when you’re done.