Fort Collins and Longmont Auto Repair



Fort Collins - Webster
Fort Collins - Riverside
Longmont - 20th Ave
Loveland - N. Garfield Ave
Loveland - Topaz Drive

How Can I Change My TIre?

Changing a tire is an essential skill that every driver should know. Whether you’re on a long road trip or just driving around town, getting a flat tire can be a major inconvenience. Knowing how to change a tire can save you time and money, and it can also help keep you safe on the road.

To change a tire, you’ll need a few tools and some basic knowledge of the process. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Spare tire
  • Jack stand
  • Lug wrench
  • Wheel chock (optional)

Once you have these tools, you’re ready to get started. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Find a safe location to change the tire. Make sure you’re on level ground and away from traffic.
  • Use the lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire - don't completely loosen them.
  • Use the jack to lift the car off the ground but make sure the jack is positioned correctly under the car at the designated points.
  • Remove the lug nuts and take off the flat tire; you can put it under the car in case the car falls off the jack stand.
  • Put the spare tire on and tighten the lug nuts by hand.
  • Lower the car back down to the ground and use the lug wrench to tighten the lug nuts as much as possible.
  • Double-check that all of the lug nuts are tight by giving the new tire a good shake.

Looking for a few tips to make the process easier? Don't worry because we will also help out with that. Here are a few:

  • Always make sure your spare tire is properly inflated and in good condition.
  • If you’re changing a tire on a hill, use a wheel chock to keep the car from rolling.
  • If you’re not sure how to use your jack or lug wrench, consult your owner’s manual or call a mechanic if you don't want to risk it.

Changing a tire may seem intimidating at first, but with a little practice, it’s actually quite easy. By following these steps and taking some basic precautions, you can be back on the road in no time. And if you find yourself needing new tires installed or any other car-related procedure, make sure to stop by BG Automotive! We will be happy to help out and get you back on the road ASAP.

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