How to Change a Tire

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Whether dealing with a flat in Farmerville or installing a new set of winter tires in Monroe, learning how to change a tire is a great skill to have on hand. But, how do you change a tire properly? Allow the experts at Benoit Motors to give you some tips and tricks! We’ll tell you how to change a tire and how often to change car tires for the best performance possible in Alexandria! Let’s get started.

How to Change Your Own Tires

Changing a tire takes some effort, but it’s a straightforward process. You’ll need to have the proper tools on hand: a jack, lug wrench, and replacement tire. We also recommend having your owner’s manual on hand for easy reference. Once you have everything in place, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you’re parked in a safe place where you can work easily. Switch on your hazards if you’re in public.
  2. Apply the parking brake and place wheel wedges under all tires but the tire you’re working on.
  3. Remove the hubcap or wheel cover from your working tire and loosen the lug nuts.
  4. Use your jack to lift the vehicle and remove the lug nuts.
  5. Pop off the tire and replace it with your new tire.
  6. Put the lug nuts back and tighten them.
  7. Lower the vehicle to the ground.

How Often Should You Change Car Tires?

Determining how often to change car tires can be tricky, but the service technicians at Benoit Motors can help you figure out the right schedule. If you keep up with your tire maintenance, you’ll get a long life out of your set. Maintenance includes both professional services, like tire rotations and alignments, as well as simple tasks like checking tire pressure and tread levels. Those who neglect tire maintenance will likely burn through tread faster in Monroe, which means more trips to the tire center!

How Many Miles Can You Go On a Spare Tire?

Let’s say you get a flat on the Alexandria roads and need to pull out your spare tire. How long can you drive on your spare? The answer will depend on your type of spare, but generally speaking, these tires are not built for long-term driving. Most spare tires won’t last longer than 50 miles, and most can’t handle speeds over 50 mph. So, be sure to head to the service center as soon as possible for your replacements.

Visit the Service Center at Benoit Motors

Whether you need a tire rotation or a new set installed, feel free to contact us at Benoit Motors for all of your automotive needs in the DeRidder area! Our service center is happy to help you get your car back in gear.

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