Simply use the following guidelines to prepare you in case you should change a flat tyre.
Step One: Stop on a solid/level surface. Switch on your hazards / Emergency flasher lights.
Step Two: Apply the brakes and place your vehicle into second gear and apply the handbrake. If your vehicle is automatic place your vehicle into “Park”
Step Three: Remove the spare tyre, jack, wrench, flashlight, gloves (For better grip and if you do not want to get your hands dirty) and your reflective warning triangle and place a fair distance behind your vehicle to alert oncoming traffic.
Step Four: Place the jack firmly below the vehicle, most vehicles will have a metal frame specifically for the use of a jack. (Refer to vehicles owner manual if you are unsure)
Step Five: Remove the hubcap and loosen the lug nuts Counterclockwise with the wrench (Do not remove yet).
Step Six: Jack the vehicle up so that the tyre is raised from the ground.
Step Seven: Remove the flat tyre and replace with the spare tyre on the hub.
Step Eight: Tighten the lug nuts by hand until they are all placed. Use a wheel wrench to tighten the nuts in a star pattern, one across from another.
Step Nine: Lower the vehicle gently while not applying full weight on the tyre, tighten the nuts to ensure that they are secure.
Step Ten: Fully lower the vehicle and remove the jack from underneath.
Step Eleven: Place the flat tyre and the tools that were used in your boot.
How do I prevent a flat tyre?
- Ensure tyres are rotated regularly to prevent uneven tyre wear.
- Check your tyre pressure every time you refuel, or at least once a month.
- Do not wait until your tyre thread is completely worn, replace if necessary.
- Refer to the vehicle’s owner manual for guidance on the correct tyre pressures.