Do you know how to change a tyre?

By Maddison

Changing a tyre may seem like a challenge, but it's an essential skill that every driver should know. A flat tyre can happen anywhere and at any time and knowing how to change a tyre can save you time and money.

Here is how to change a tyre in simple steps:

  • Loosen each wheel nut. Using your wheel brace, loosen each wheel nut to approximately one turn before jacking up the vehicle.
  • Raise the car with the jack by identify the correct jacking point. This will vary from car to car, so check your owner’s manual for details. Use the jack to raise the vehicle allowing for the weight to be removed from the flat tyre. Never get under the car or place body parts under the car while it is supported by the jack.
  • Unscrew each wheel nut by using the wheel brace and then remove the flat tyre.
  • Lift the spare wheel onto the hub, making sure it’s fitted properly against the wheel nuts.
  • Screw the wheel nuts. Put each of the wheel nuts on by hand as far as they will go.
  • Lower the car. Lower the jack until the weight of the new tyre is on the ground.
  • Tighten the wheel nuts. Use the wheel brace to tighten each of the wheel nuts.

It is very important you check your tyres regularly because if they are not up to standard they can cause accidents, especially in wet conditions. Maintaining your tyres can improve your vehicle's performance, properly inflated tyres can improve your vehicle's overall performance. Ensuring your tyres are at the standard they need to be can save you money as it can extend their lifespan, reducing the need for replacements as often.

Onroad Driving Education provides online courses on many different topics, and we can provide you with an online course specifically designed to teach drivers how to maintain their vehicle.

This course provides you with information on:

  • How to Change a Tyre
  • How to Preserve your Battery
  • How to Change your Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Checking Tyre Tread
  • Checking Air Pressure
  • Checking Car Fluids
  • Checking Vehicle Lights
  • Cleanliness

This course will help you to maintain the vehicle meaning you will save money on maintenance by maintaining your vehicle you will extend the life of your car and that can translate to big money savings, regular vehicle maintenance can help improve your car’s performance and fuel efficiency, regular car maintenance services will increase your safety while on the road meaning you can increase the likelihood of yourself and loved ones being safe whilst behind the wheel. 

This course can be undertaken from the comfort of your own home and is completely flexible for people with busy schedules, you will have 1 year to complete the course and will receive a certificate of completion.

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