Whether you’re attempting an at-home tire rotation or you’re dealing with a flat on the side of the road, you’ll need to know how to change a tire in order to take the next steps. The process itself is pretty simple, and we’ve covered everything you need to know below.
We know how stressful these moments can be, but learning how to change a tire really only takes a moment! First things first: make sure that you have everything you’ll need on hand.
Make sure that you’ve chosen a safe, flat location before you get started. If you’re on the side of the road in New Canaan or Stamford, give yourself as much room as possible and turn on your hazard lights.
Here’s how to change a tire, step-by-step:
If you’re replacing a flat with a spare, you should head straight to a local service center to replace the original. Most spare tires are only good for 50 miles or so, and they should never be used at speeds of more than 50 mph.
Maybe you’re learning how to change a car tire because you think that your vehicle is due for a new set! How can you be certain?
The lifespan of your tires will vary depending on how well you take care of them, but most experts will tell you that tires last around six years or 60,000 miles. If the tread depth on any tire falls below 2/32 of an inch, you need to replace it at the earliest opportunity. You can pick up a tire tread gauge at our parts department.
At the end of the day, keeping your tires at the proper air pressure is just as important as changing them every so often. If you want to keep your tires at their best, here’s what you’ll need to do.
It’s best to check your current tire pressure before you start to drive. (Here again, you can pick up a pressure gauge at our parts department.) When your tires are rolling on the pavement, they heat up and the air inside expands, making it impossible to get an accurate reading.
The next time you’re in need of new tires, don’t hesitate to let us know! Our service center is easy to reach from anywhere in the Greenwich area, and we’re prepared to help with any and all of your maintenance needs.