It is absolutely necessary to have a know-how about the right equipment needed to change a tire. Not only does this make sure that your car is best handled but also that you use safe, easy to use and less effort requiring tools.
Of all the repair and maintenance work for your car and in cases of a car break down, changing a tire is relatively quite a simple affair. Most cars come with the set of required equipment to take care of this. It is a part of the very basic vehicle maintenance package.
The owner’s manual that comes with the car also has additional instructions on where your tire changing equipment is located and the proper procedures.
Typically, the tire changing kit will include:
• A jack
• A lug wrench with a socket on one end and a pry bar on the other
• A spare tire
Now, we will examine each of the above in more detail to understand the particular equipment or tool better.
These may come in several varieties. The commonly used types include the scissor jacks, floor jacks, bottle jacks and bumper jacks.
Of the above, the scissor jack is the most common type. Its name comes from the fact that it uses a mechanical scissor mechanism to lift the car.
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