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How to fix a flat tire

For drivers, fixing a flat tire can be a very common problem but for first time drivers, this may seem like a daunting feat. Fixing a flat tire is quite simple once you get the hang of it. Let's learn in simple steps how to change a flat.

How to fix a flat tire

How to fix a flat tire Things that you will need 1. Leverage pipe 2. Lug nut key 3. chock 4. Chamois 5. Spare tire 6. Flash light 7. Jack 8. Lug nut wrench 9. Screwdriver What to do 1. If there is no tire shop in sight, pull slowly off the road to a spot where you are visible but not blocking traffic. This means that you should avoid soft shoulders or inclines. Pop the hood so that other motorists can see that you are in distress. 2. Pull the hand brake so that the car will not move. 3. Chock or block the other tires with a large rock for additional rolling prevention. 4. Remove the hub cap with the screwdriver. 5. Use the lug nut wrench to loosen the lug nut screws. If you need additional muscle, use the leverage pipe to help you to loosen the nuts. 6. When all the lug nuts are loose, place the jack beneath the car and elevate it. The jack should be vertical and solidly planted. Jack the car slightly higher to account for the larger spare tire that is filled with air. 7. Take out the lug nuts, placing them in your pocket for safe keeping. 8. Remove the tire and set it in the trunk. 9. Put on the spare, air pressure valve facing outwards. 10. Tighten the lug nuts by turning screw clockwise. 11. Lower the car and remove the jack. 12. Tighten the lug nuts with the leverage pipe. 13. Replace the hubcaps and keep motoring.

Tire repair kits

Tire repair kits Tire repair kits can be used to fix both car and bicycle tires. They consist mainly of soft, rubber strips that are inserted into the damaged portion of the tire with a metal applicator. They are more suited for patch up jobs rather than tire replacement since these kits are not suited for larger punctures in the tire. They are useful for a quick fix through with a small puncture hole that can be easily sealed.

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