I’ve never been confident enough to change a flat tyre on a car myself but after watching a video, I feel like I could.

1. Remove your spare tyre and tools from your car.



2. Remove the bolts holding the tyre cover.



3. Remove the tyre cover.



4. Loosen the bolts holding the tyre but do not remove.



5. Use the car jack to lift the car so the tyre is off the ground.



6. Remove the bolts holding the tyre.



7. Remove the tyre.



8. Place your spare tyre and bolts on but don’t tighten bolts.



9. Lower the car jack.



10. Tighten the bolts on the tyre.



11. Take your flat tyre to get fixed or replaced.


Watch the full youtube video for complete easy step by step instructions.


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  • I’ve always wanted to know how to change a tyre because I want to be prepared for when the time comes and I have a flat. This was helpful, but I must say, I’m still a little confused. About time I was shown in real life!


  • I no longer have the strength needed – the NRMA will help.


  • thank you for posting this as it is really important that you need to know how to do this.


  • One of the first questions my husband asked me when we first started dating was can you change a car tire. I learnt from my dad after my friends and I got stuck with a flat tire two hours away from home and none of us knew how. I think it is an important skill to know


  • A great tutorial. I am proud of the fact I can change a tyre; I just get more concerned about safety changing a tyre by the road more than anything else.


  • I actually enjoy being able to change my own tyres… I can also do oil changes and other basic car maintenence…. pretty happy about that.


  • Its good to know how to change it yourself incase you’re ever stuck but I still hope that I never have to do it haha


  • yeah it is good to know these things. if you are confident and knowledgeable, then why not try it yourself! you don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road, especially with little kids.


  • It’s good to know how – must admit though, I have always called in help!


  • yeah my hubby taught me and he made me do it two times. once with him and then once by myself. not too bad. just dirty lol.


  • I have changed a tyre before but I was anxious the whole time – first I wasn’t sure I could get the old one off and then I wasn’t sure I’d tightened the new one enough until I got it to a tyre centre to check.


  • I was not allowed to drive in till I could change a tyre now I can change it better than the man in my life lol


  • Was always capable of doing this myself until the advent of air machines to put on and tighten the nuts. Now even jumping on the wheel brace doesn’t loosen the wheel nuts.
    Guess it’s another way of forcing you to take the car to a garage or have some emergency assist person come out to take off the wheel for you.
    PS It’s harder to change a tyre if you are not on a flat surface too.

    • The wheel nuts can be tough – thanks to the machines. Sure gives a good workout! ;)

      • I was just thinking the same thing while I was reading the comments above.
        Now that the Tyre Companies etc. use electric power equipment to tighten bolts, they are much harder to loosen. A lot of men have trouble getting them off sometimes too. Make sure you check your spare tyre regularly too. I don’t think I will ever forget my dad helping service one of the cars at the service station. They forgot to check the spare tyre. We went away druing the school holidays. A fair distance away from a town, we got a puncture. Dad changed the tyre and discovered the air pressure in it was far too low. They had to pump it up manually. We kids weren’t old enough to help pump it up so Mum and Dad had to do it. (Dad had bad knees). It was a fairly warm afternoon by then and nobody stopped to help. The flat tyre was sitting on the side of the road. It was quite obvious why they were doing it. Little diappointed about that. We later discovered that the other tyre on the same side was damaged too.


  • Everyone that drives should be able to change a tyre and be able to do basic maintenance to a car. It is reassuring to be able to take care of a car and to be prepared for all situations.


  • Very nice video! But still I think I wouldn’t be able. Ha! Ha!


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