Tire Change Tips
When you hear that pancake like noise indicating a deflated tire, the first thing to do is to slowly and safely pull to the right shoulder. After pulling, be sure you’re far enough out of traffic, and try to ensure your car is on a level paved surface. Avoid soft shoulders and hills. Be sure to turn your flashers on for your safety and the safety of other motorists. Put your vehicle into park. Apply the emergency parking brake, and turn the ignition key off. If you have a standard, put your vehicle into first or reverse.
Place a heavy object in front of the front and back part of each tire, we use what’s called a chock-block. Then go to the trunk and take out the spare tire and jack. Place the jack under the frame near the tire that you are going to change. Ensure that the jack is in contact with the metal portion of your car’s frame, that’s meant for jacking. Raise the jack until it is supporting but not lifting the tire off of the ground.
Secondly, check the jack to be sure it is firmly placed on the underside of the vehicle and perpendicular to the ground. Remove the hub cap and loosen the lug nuts. With the nuts loosened, jack the car up so that the tire is not in contact with the shoulder. Then, remove the lug nuts. Remove the wheel, then replace it with the spare.
Now, simply reverse the process. Hand tighten the lug nuts until snug, then tighten as much as possible with the four-way tire tool. Lower the car without putting all the weight on the tire, tighten the lug nuts once again. Now completely lower the vehicle to the ground, remove the jack and finish tightening the lugs nuts. Place the hubcap back on the wheel.
You can always call us here at All Georgia Towing. We would be glad to change that flat tire for you. And, the good news is, if you require a wrecker tow instead of a tire change, we provide quality cheap towing services.