Changing a flat tire generally takes around 30 minutes, although it can vary depending on the circumstances. If you're well-prepared and have all the necessary tools, it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. However, if you're stranded on the side of the road with no means or spare tire, it could take much longer.
Tips for Changing a Tire Quickly
If you want to change a tire quickly, you must be prepared. First, ensure you have all the necessary tools, including a jack, wrench, and spare tire. It's also helpful to know how to use these tools before you need to change a tire.
Once you have all the tools, park your car in a safe place away from traffic. If possible, put on some reflective gear so other drivers can see you. Then, follow your owner's manual instructions to jack up the car and take off the flat tire safely.
After the tire is removed, put on the spare tire and adjust it until the car is lowered back down to the ground. Once the car is back on the ground, use a wrench to adjust the lug nuts to be tighter to secure the tire. Finally, pack up your tools and flat tire, and you're on your way!
What Might Make Changing a Tire Take Longer?
There are a few things that could make changing a tire take longer. First, if you don't have all the necessary tools, it will take longer to find them or borrow them from someone else. Second, if you're not familiar with how to use the tools, it will take longer to figure out what to do. Finally, if your car is in a difficult location or position, it might be more difficult to jack up and remove the tire.
Our shop is happy to answer any questions you might have about changing a tire. The right tools make all the difference in doing it safely and quickly. We also can assist you in putting together a flat tire kit so you are prepared wherever you may be. Give Cornerstone Automotive a call today! We can assist you with tire installations, maintenance, and more!