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TECH TIPS: How to change a tyre...

Posted: 14/09/2021
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Don't let a flat tyre ruin your day trip! Amandeep, one of our Toyota Qualified Service Technicians walks you through step-by-step on how to change a tyre safely & correctly.

Hello I'm Amandeep a Qualified Toyota Service Technician at Sunshine Toyota & today I’m going to show you how to change a tyre safely & correctly. Before you begin, it's important that you make sure you are in a safe place. A few checks that I recommend you do are:

  • Ensure you’re in a safe location that is away from the traffic
  • You’re on a flat surface to avoid vehicle instability
  • Your Hazard lights are on & if you have it your warning sign it is out so other motorists are aware that you’re there.

There are a couple of things you will need to change your flat tyre and the good news is that all cars generally come with these items! They include: 

  • Spare tyre (either full size or a space saver)
  • Jack
  • Jack Rod
  • Wheel Wrench

Tools you need to change a tyre - Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast! - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 1:

Loosen the wheel nuts in an anti-clockwise direction. Sometimes this can be a bit tricky so don't be afraid to push down hard & use your body weight if you need to. 

Step 1: Loosen wheel nuts in an anti-clockwise direction, use your bodyweight. Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast! - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 2: 

Place your jack underneath your car in the designated spot. This position can be found in the groove of the metal underbody frame. If you are unsure be sure to check your owners manual as placing the jack in the wrong spot can damage the underframe of your car.

Place jack underneath your car - Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast! - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 3:

Raise the vehicle slightly until the tyre is just off the ground.

Lower the car using the jack - How to change a tyre! Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast

 

Step 4:

Remove the wheel nuts & place them to the side. Then remove the flat tyre of the car. For extra safety, we recommend that you place the flat tyre underneath your car.

Safety tip: place your tyre underneath your car for added safety. Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast! - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 5:

Place the new spare tyre on the wheel axle

Place new tyre on the wheel axle - Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 6:

Pop the wheel nuts back on and tighten them by hand as much as you can.

Pop on wheel nits and tighten by hand - Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast! - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 7:

Lower the car using the jack, until the wheel is just touching the ground. Then you need to tighten the wheel nuts with the wheel wrench. To ensure it is even, we recommend you do this in a star formation.

Star Formation for Changing a Tyre - Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 8:

Lower the car completely to the ground and give the wheel nuts a final tighten using the wheel wrench

Lower car completely to the ground - Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast! - How to change a tyre!

 

Step 9:

Pack away all of your equipment

Pack away all equipment - Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast - How to change a tyre!

 

After changing your tyre we recommend that you get it checked by a professional to ensure that it is fitted correctly. You can book in with our team to have your tyre checked here.

If you have used a space-saver tyre you need to get this replaced with a full spare immediately as space saver tyres are for temporary use only. Remember space savers are only designed to get you to a service workshop to have your tyre replaced with a full-size one and you cannot drive faster than 80km/h while using a space saver.

Thanks for watching this video and be sure to keep an eye out on our channels for more Tech Tips.

 

 

 

 

 

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