Installing new tires is a periodic task that if you’re up to the challenge, you can do yourself in many cases. You’ll need a tire iron or 4-way wrench, car jack, and of course, your tires. If you can get all the tires for sale at the same time, that’s even better. Here’s a brief overview of how to proceed.
How to Install New Tires on Your Vehicle
- Park your car on a level, even surface. Because you’ll be jacking the car up off the ground, you don’t want the weight of the vehicle to be unstable.
- Use the tire iron to gently loosen the lug nuts on the tires already on your car. Depending on how tight they are, you may need to use quite a bit of effort to break their grip; however, do use caution because you don’t want to damage them; you’ll need to put those same lug nuts back on later.
- Safely lift the car with the jack. You’ll work on one wheel at a time. Some cars have a small indentation under the frame that’s designated as the place for the jack to go. You can run your fingers under the frame to feel for it.
- Finish loosening the lug nuts and remove them from the tires. Remove the tire from the car.
- Do a visual inspection of the hub before placing the new tire. Look for any corrosion, damage or potential hazards; it’s important to resolve these issues before you install a tire you’ll drive on for a few thousand miles before you rotate them again.
- If all looks good, place the new tire on the hub. The tire should fit well and securely against the hub.
- Put the lug nuts back on and tighten them but not all the way.
- Lower the vehicle and remove the jack, making sure to store it back in the car if that’s where it’s kept in case it’s needed for a flat. Tighten the lug nuts completely.
- Work your way around the rest of the car to install the other three tires one by one, following these same instructions.
Contact a Mobile Tire Installation Company in Denver Today
Installing new tires isn’t difficult although if you’re not familiar with the process, it can be more efficient to Contact SJ Tire Co today for a mobile tire installation service. Any of our trained automotive technicians are skilled in handling routine car maintenance and repair tasks like this, and can install new tires relatively quickly and at your convenience.