Tire Change Service
AJ’s Towing in just one phone call away, you don’t have to get your hands dirty. We offer a 24-hour tire change service. We will contact you quickly, remove the flat tire, and replace it with your suitable replacement. Contact us for tire replacement services.
10 Easy steps to change a flat tire
A flat tire is usually unexpected and your top priority. However, a flat tire can happen to anyone and at any time. It doesn’t matter if you are late or wearing your Sunday best. Regardless of your situation, the basic mechanics of changing tires are the same for most vehicles. In addition, we provide a 24-hour tire change service. Below, I have explained how to change a tire in 10 simple steps.
1. Pull over to a safe place
Prevent your vehicle from tipping over by parking in an area that is firm and level. Pull over to the side while avoiding curves in the road. You want an area where you are visible to oncoming traffic. Especially in dark areas.
2. Turn on your blinking hazard light and use the parking brake
Be sure to use your parking brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling. Make sure your blinkers or hazard lights are on so oncoming traffic can see you.
3. Check for tools and the spare tire
Tools and the spare tire are usually in the trunk or cargo area under the felt flooring. Check for a carjack, tire tool (lug nut wrench). Use the felt cover for kneeing if you’re on a rough surface. If you have trouble finding these tools, check your vehicles’ car manual . Usually stored in the glove compartment.
4. Loosen the lug nuts
If your car has a wheel cover (also known as a hubcap), pull it out by prying around the edges. Then attach the wrench to the nut and turn it counterclockwise to loosen it. Repeat this process with each nut, making sure each one is loose enough to turn with your fingers.
5. Jack up your vehicle
6. Unscrew and remove the lug nuts and the tire
In a counterclockwise motion, unscrew the lug nuts. Make sure they’re all very loose towards the end of the stem. Next, remove them completely. It’s best to keep them all together in one spot, so you don’t lose any. You’ll need them when you secure the spare tire. With the lug nuts removed, there is nothing keeping your tire attached to the wheel. Use a firm grip on the tire and pull the tire toward your body.
7. Put the spare tire on the vehicle
8. Hand screw the lug nuts onto the stems.
Install the lug nuts to keep the spare tire in place. Do not tighten completely. It is important to tighten the nut to keep the tire flat against the wheelbase.
9. Lower the jack and begin tightening
Lower your vehicle slowly with the jack until your spare tire starts to touch the ground. This will hold the tire in place as you begin to tighten the nuts. Gradually tighten the nuts, alternating with each other. For example, if you numbered each nut, tighten it in the following order: 1, 3, 5, 2, 4, 1, 3, 5, 2, 4 and repeat. This keeps the tires straight.
10. Lower your vehicle entirely and complete the tightening
Finally, put your used tires in the trunk and clean all the tools used. Depending on what’s wrong with it, your old tires can be salvaged. Take it to a trusted mechanic who can test it and maybe fix it. Otherwise, you will have to invest in new tire, which should be done immediately. Driving a vehicle without a spare tire is not a good idea! Be sure to check your spare wheel and spare parts beforehand to make sure they are ready for use in an emergency.