Stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire? No Roadside Assistance? No problem, here’s the next best thing. Learn how to change your tire safely on your own in this short video.
Also, keep these safety precautions in mind:
- Be sure the parking brake is set, the engine is off–and if your car has a manual transmission–put the vehicle in gear.
- The car should be on level ground to avoid rolling off the jack.
- Block the opposite wheel with something like a piece of 2×4 lumber or a wheel chock.
- Next, set the jack properly to the vehicle. Remember to do this in accordance with the owner’s manual to avoid damaging the car.