If you own a car, then you must be aware of the difficulty of removing the tyre from rim properly. When you need to change the tyre of our car, without using a machine, it becomes more difficult. Most of the car owners don’t know the way to change a tyre from the rim and that’s why they go to mechanics. The cost of changing tyres are not low and this makes everyone wonder if they could do this task on own at-home garage.
It will take a little bit of effort but you can do this task on your own. Even if you have never changed a tyre on a rim, you can do it now. By following the given tips, you will learn how to change a tyre on a rim:
1. Pick a Proper Location
First of all, you need to choose a good location to change tyre without any difficulty. Make sure that you don’t do this on the road because this can cause issues. It is best that you take your car at the side and then do the task of changing a tyre. After this, you have to remove the tyre from the car by removing bolts. You can use tyre jack or wrench to remove bolts of the tyre. X pattern is the best way to remove tyres and then you can lay that tyre on the ground. The outer rim should face upside and then you can remove valve stem cap carefully.
2. Push Valve Stem
After this, you need to push the valve tip removal tool into the valve and then turn anti-clockwise. Gradually, the valve stem will twist off and air will start leaking out. You need to wedge a screwdriver between tyre and rim to break the seal of the wheel.
3. Assistant Stand
One should always use an assistant stand on the wheel while doing this task. You can use the rim of the wheel as leverage and then pry out of the tyre from its position. It can be difficult to do but you can use grease to do this task easily. When you will remove the tyre from the rim, you can flip the wheel and wedge pry bar between rim and tyre of the wheel to pry off the tyre from the wheel. You need to keep doing this in the same direction and then tyre would come off from outer rim side.
4. Items Required
You won’t need many times to do this task but you should have flat tip screwdriver, hard grease and valve stem removal tool. You can take the new tyre and fit the tyre on the rim and push it downside. It will seem difficult but after taking some time, you will be able to push it downwards. You will just need to inflate the tyre and your car will be ready to be driven on the road.
You might think that this is a difficult task but once, you will do it, you will be able to learn it properly. It won’t take you more than a few minutes to do this task. By following the above steps, you can simply learn how to change a tyre on a rim effortlessly. You don’t need the help of any professionals if you will follow the above tips to change a tyre. It will save you money and you will also become stronger when you will burn calories while doing the task. When you will get stuck in any emergency ever, you will be able to find an immediate solution. You don’t need to worry about looking for help when you have learnt to change a tyre.
- Tom Drury was born in Iowa in 1956. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Drury has published short fiction and essays in The New Yorker, A Public Space, Ploughshares, Granta, The Mississippi Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. His novels have been translated into German, Spanish, and French. “Path Lights,” a story Drury published in The New Yorker, was made into a short film starring John Hawkes and Robin Weigert and directed by Zachary Sluser. The film debuted on David Lynch Foundation Television and played in film festivals around the world. In addition to Iowa, Drury has lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, and California. He currently lives in Brooklyn and is published by Grove Press.