Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So, do you know how to change a tire?

I admit it, I haven't the foggiest idea of how to change a tire.  Which is why I have roadside assistance.  But it's still a good thing to have the general idea of what to do, so I thought I'd share some information that I received today as part of the Michelin BzzAgent campaign that I'm participating in.  Here you go!

     1.    Safely pull over: Set your emergency brake and turn on your hazards
     2.    Prepare the tire: Remove the hubcap and loosen the lug nuts
     3.    Jack up your vehicle: Jack until the tire is about six inches off of the
            ground — typically, the jack goes a few inches behind the front tires, or a
            few inches in front of the rear tires (consult your vehicle owner’s manual)
     4.    Remove the flat tire: Remove the lug nuts, then position your hands at 9
            and 3 o’clock on your tire and pull it straight off
     5.    Mount the spare tire: Align the holes on the spare with the threaded bolts
            then replace each lug nut, followed by the lug nut across from it
     6.    Secure the spare tire: Lower your vehicle, then tighten each lug nut
            followed by its opposite
     7.    Put away the tools: Replace the tools and store your flat tire

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, but by posting am entered into a contest to win Michelin prizes as part of a BzzAgent campaign.