Changing a Flat Tire While Wearing a Skirt
You’ve spent all morning getting ready, but now that you’re on your way to your presentation, you start hearing a thumping sound. Is that your tire, or the road? You pull over and sure enough, your tire’s flat.
Where you’re at you can’t get a cell signal. You can’t get a hold of your Utah auto repair company or anyone else. Besides that, you don’t have time to wait for someone to drive all the way out to get to you.
This article will help talk you step by step through what to do in such circumstances. And that’s simple: change your tire, and then take it to your Utah auto repair company to patch it back up. Not to worry; it really isn’t that hard, but it is dirty.
Getting your clothes dirty is probably the second highest fear of changing a tire, next to not knowing how to do it in the first place. I highly recommend that you buy yourself a pair of coveralls, disposable gloves, and some paper towels. Keep these in your vehicle at all times so you don’t have to worry about ruining your clothes.
First of all, move your car to a flat spot off to the side of the road. After zipping up your coveralls, grab your spare tire, jack, and lug nut wrench. Check your owner’s manual for correct placement of your jack.
Lift the jack until it just touches the car. If you have wheel covers, pull those off first. Using a screwdriver to pry them off is the easiest way. Loosen the lug nuts, but do not take them all the way off.
Next, use the jack to lift vehicle until the wheel is off the ground. Now you can finish taking the lug nuts off the wheel. Roll up your sleeves (if you’re not wearing coveralls), and take the tire off.
Grab the donut (the spare) and put it on. Screw the lug nuts in a few turns by hand, then use the wrench; but don’t tighten them all the way until you lower the vehicle. Lower the vehicle and finish screwing on the lug nuts. Double check the lug nuts to make sure they are tight. Now you’re ready to go get your tire repaired at your Utah auto repair.