From changing a flat in Jacksonville to swapping out your winter tires in Palm Coast, learning how do you change a car tire can come in handy around the Palatka area. But just how do you handle this task on your own? While we’re always happy to help at our service department in Beaver Toyota St. Augustine, we’ve written up this guide to walk you through the process.
Before you get to work, you’ll need the proper tools: a jack, lug wrench, spare tire or new tire(s), and your owner’s manual. When you have everything that you need, it’s time to get started:
You may be wondering how often you need to change car tires. A new set of tires usually comes with a certain expected mileage, but many factors can influence the true lifespan of your set. You’ll get the best mileage possible if you keep up with maintenance, like tire rotations and alignments. It’s also important to keep an eye on your tire tread. If the tread wears down too much, you run the risk of dangerous driving conditions – as well as flat tires!
Let’s say you’ve changed your flat for a spare, how long can you continue to drive on your spare tire? Generally speaking, spare tires are rated for around 50 miles maximum of safe driving. Additionally, you cannot drive at high speeds without risk of damage. We recommend getting to the tire center as soon as possible to find a permanent solution.
Whether you need advice on how to change a car tire or you’re looking for a brand new set of all-season tires, or if you need help changing the battery in your Toyota Key Fob Beaver Toyota St. Augustine is here to help you. Contact us with any questions and we’ll help you bring out the very best in your vehicle.