March 9, 2022
7 Steps to Replacing Your Tire Like a Pro
One of the unnerving road accidents you can encounter is getting a flat tire. It can happen at any time and in the most inopportune moment. While it can be avoided by proper tire maintenance, a flat tire can also be caused by external factors such as punctures, rips, and other problems with your car.
You can quickly call for road assistance, but it may cost you a pretty penny, depending on the situation. Another alternative would be more cost-effective: Change the tire yourself. All you need to do is buckle up and get to work.
Here are the seven steps to replacing a car tire:
- Pull over to a safe spot.
You have a bit of time after your tire pops to pull over your vehicle to a safe area. Make sure to stay as far away from the road as possible so you will not cause any road accidents or obstructions. Choose a well-lighted area as much as possible so you will be visible to motorists.
- Activate your hazard lights and parking brake.
Having a flat tire is the proper time to use your hazard lights and parking brakes to alert motorists that your car is stuck.
- Prepare your tire-changing tools.
Always keep the following tools handy in your car: flashlight, gloves, mat, rain poncho, tire gauge, and the owner’s manual.
- Loosen the lug nuts.
Before you replace your tire, use a wrench to loosen the lug nuts by turning it counterclockwise. Do this until the lug nuts can be removed by hand.
- Raise your car.
Use a jack to elevate your car. Check your owner’s manual for the proper jack placement so it does not damage other parts of your car.
- Replace your tire.
After the car is properly raised, remove the loosened lug nuts and the blown-out tire. Replace the tire with the spare and return the lug nuts. Make sure they are properly secured.
- Lower your vehicle.
Once the job is done, slowly lower your car back to the ground. Double-check if the lug nuts are properly tightened to prevent further accidents on the road. Pack your tools and get ready to drive off.
Want to Get Rid of Your Clunker Easily?
Replacing a flat tire on your own is a hassle but not that difficult. However, it’s altogether a different matter if you have a car that’s plagued with an assortment of problems, keeping your mechanic busy as your wallet goes empty with the high cost of repairs. If you want to get your hands off this clunker quickly, contact us at Veteran Car Donations and simply hand over that vehicle to us. We’ll promptly pick up and tow your vehicle away and use it for the benefit of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.
We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to providing vital assistance to veterans who are suffering from homelessness, service-connected disabilities, chronic unemployment, and illnesses, including mental health disorders.
They use the funding that we give them to provide their beneficiaries with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
Our donation process is easy, quick, and convenient. All you have to do is call us at our toll-free line 877-594-5822. You’ll be done in just a few minutes and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home.
Donating to us is not only stress-free but extremely rewarding as well. Your charitable contribution will entitle you to receive our free professional towing service and a top tax deduction in the next tax season.
Aside from the material rewards, nothing will beat the uplifting sense of fulfillment you’ll experience, knowing that your donation will help transform the lives of those suffering veterans and their families in your community.
We accept almost all vehicle types, even those that won’t even start anymore. Whether you’re donating a car that still looks new or one that’s already rusty, we’ll be happy to accept it.
We can collect your donation wherever you are in the United States since we operate in all 50 states.
For more information regarding our organization and our quick and easy vehicle donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any concerns or inquiries, feel free to give us a call at 877-594-5822 or contact us here.
Help Out Our Nation’s Heroes Today!
Our veterans deserve a decent life after all the years they spent serving our nation and risking their lives to keep us safe and our freedoms intact. Those who are facing hard times could use some assistance, and you can easily provide that with your vehicle donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!