Picture of How to use a Tire Changer.
This instructable will lead you step by step to use a tire changer.   A tire changers purpose is to remove and install tires off and on a rim.  This machine comes in handy if you are a do it yourself-er.  The advantage to using this mechanical machine can help save some money by swapping out tires and rims yourself.  Also for winter time when you don't have extra rims but need to swap snow tires out, this machine works great for your needs.   Depending on the tools you use and fast you get at this, the process can be done in anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes per tire swap.  Tire changing can be a simple task, even for a novice.  It may take a few times to master however.  Yet by doing this by yourself, you will be able to save money and also be able to change tires out.
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Step 1: Gather Materials

Picture of Gather Materials
These are some materials you may need for this project. Because there are various ways to accomplish this project with different tools read carefully.

All components of the Tire changers include
            • Stopping pin
            • Winged washer
            • Pipe nut
            • 3ft lever bar
Materials needed to complete the tire swap
            • Tire and rim
            • Spray bottle with soapy water
            • Rag
            • Tire gauge
            • Ratchet strap (at least 3ft long)
            • Valve core removal tool
            • Air compressor
jaweaver (author) 3 years ago
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heathbar643 years ago
good info but you missed a couple of the finer points. Sounds like you are just levering the tire back on like you would with a tire iron. The other end of the tool is made to put the tire back on by hooking it under the rim and walking it around the center post to push the tire back on the rim.
I have the same tire changer, and I've made an improvement to the bead breaker part. I added a parellel arm so it has to go straight up and down and can't slide off the tire.
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okieinAZ3 years ago
Thanks for this instructable. I remember seeing a guy doing this once a long time ago. I drive a scooter and have been thinking about getting a motorcycle-sized tire changer since the last time I needed a new tire and paid $35 just for the mount.