How to Change a Tire – Basics and Beyond

How to Change a Tire – Basics and Beyond


A recent study has shown that 60 percent of all people do not know how to change a flat tire on their own car but they can google the hell out of it. And if you’re watching this as a result of your search, well welcome to the worst thing you can wear when changing a flat tire. White! Now there are two ways to change your tires, the first is the Valley Girl approach. “Manong, can you make palit to my gulong?” Sadly, this doesn’t work all the time, much less if you’re a dude. The second way is to get your hands dirty. That has a much higher success rate. The first order of business is to locate your spare tire and your tools. Which in a normal sedan is located inside the trunk and underneath the carpet, like so. But in the case of SUVs, you will find that there are actually separated. The tools are located somewhere inside. In this case, here on the side. While your tire is located underneath the car. While it’s still sitting on the ground, use your tire iron to loosen the lug nuts. Next, get your jack. Now jacks on sedans and SUVs do differ in look. For instance, this is a jack of a sedan. Works that way. SUV jack ah this one’s for the Big Mama. Now you wanna put the jack underneath the frame of the car, closest to the tire that is affected. Now that it’s in the air, you can release the lug nuts and remove the tire. Now in some instances, when you mount the new tire, sometimes it just doesn’t fit properly. That’s only because some of the parts are still warm and may have expanded. You need to give it time to cool off. Well there is the option to move faster by treating it the same way as you would a jellyfish bite. Disgusting? Yes, I realize that. But hey, if you’re in a rush, you’re in a rush and if you gotta go, you gotta go. Luckily in this case, everything was cold. Thank goodness! Now return the lug nuts. You can use the tire wrench and you should use the tire wrench actually, and tighten it to a maximum of maybe about seven out of ten using the lug wrench. And when you’re ready, set her down. And finally, once it’s on the ground, you can give it the last of its tensioning. And wrap things up with a grape soda. But seriously though, when you’re done with all of this, don’t forget to visit your nearest service center so that you can have your tire vulcanized or changed. And make sure to have your work checked. Be safe, everyone.

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  1. How about the points in the car where you should put the jack? I think its the most important part to know when changing tires.

  2. For added tip you might want to tighten the lug nuts one across the other first, in a somewhat star shaped pattern.

  3. I know how to change a tire but the thing is I am a weak being. I can't turn the nuts. I need to go to the gym. Or maybe get one of those motor operated tools.

  4. First time I did this I was drenched in sweat. Good thing a buddy of mine helped me out. This should be something every man should know. Great video as always Caco.

  5. The fortuner still using drum breaks…wow!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ…for itโ€™s 1.7M and above price tag ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. Not always the case when loosening the lug nuts. Sometimes you need to stomp on the wrench using your body weight for it to budge.

  7. I suggest you guys buy yourself a floor jack (2 tons and 5 tons available) for convenience purposes and quicker to lift your SUV/car, and another advise after putting back your stock wheel, have your car re-checked to a wheel balancer and/or wheel alignment for safety purposes. Oks?

  8. Very informative. I just want to add more tips based on my previous experience, even if the surface is flat, always put "kalso" or stopper before removing the wheelto prevent the vehicle from rolling. Also, put the spare tire below the vehicle chassis so if for example an unfortunate event like your jack failing, the vehicle wont drop on the ground. Very simple things, but could prevent a catastrophic event from happening. Keep safe you guys! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. You can also add checking the car's manual for best jacking points in the specific car. Different cars have different jacking points. I made the mistake of jacking our car misidentifying one of the notches in the body panel for the jacks and causing the front fender to get misaligned just a tiny bit. And to make sure that the spare tire is properly inflated because some look properly inflated but once the car is on the ground then you notice , give it a few kicks and try to put your weight on it before putting them on.

  10. ,,,,, how about on the two rt side tire,,, is the direction the same on the left side,,,,, if you mention it sorry ur voice is so low,,,, n max vol na cp ko,,,,, thanks,,,,

  11. Incomplete explanation. Brakes and tire chucks and EWD before doing anything else. Your final tightening position will get you back pain afterwards.

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