All four tires need to operate fully to move your car, truck, or SUV forward properly while helping your vehicle stop and accelerate correctly. Learning how to change a tire is a vital task you need to know about as part of owning and driving your new vehicle in and around Portland.
Discover everything you need to know on how to change a tire thanks to our handy guide from the team at Dick Hannah RAM.
You’ll need a few tools to change a tire, including a jack, lug wrench, spare tire or new tire(s), and your owner’s manual.
In general, tires are rated to last around 50,000 miles. However, changing or replacing car tires depends on a few factors, like driving habits and driving conditions. If you rotate tires every 7,500 miles, your tires will last longer, and they won’t wear out as quickly.
We recommend checking your tire pressure at least once a week, such as when you get gas. Your car’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) will tell you if any of your tires have the wrong air pressure in them.
Check the tire tread once a month. Look for uneven wear or tread that’s disappearing.
Here’s how to put air in your tires using an air compressor.
The tire pressure gauge will indicate what the air pressure is. Your owner’s manual will tell you what the ideal air pressure is for your tires.
Spare tires are not made for driving on for very long, usually around 50 miles. Never drive on a spare tire at high speeds, and always drive less than 50 mph when you have a spare tire installed. Get a new regular tire ASAP.
If you don’t feel comfortable changing tires yourself or you’re not sure what kind of new tires to purchase, we’re happy to help. Contact us or call 360-944-3277.
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