Introduction: How to Change a Tire

How to change a tire.

Step 1: Jack Up Vehicle

By using a floor jack, lift the truck up so the wheels are about 2 inches of the ground

Step 2: Removing Lug Nuts

Remove all the lug nuts using a impact socket and an air impact gun. Be sure to use the correct size socket so you don't strip the lug nut. in this case i used a 3/4 inch socket

Step 3: Removing Wheel

Remove the wheel from the wheel hub.

Step 4: Clean

Now would be a good time to clean out any debris on the wheel hub or in your wheel well.

Step 5: Install New Tire

Now put on the new wheel. Hand tighten the lug nuts going clockwise in a star pattern.

Step 6: Tighten Lug Nuts

Now, using the impact gun, tighten all the lug nuts in the same pattern. Make sure not to over tighten the lug nuts because it is very easy to strip the stud threads or even break the studs.

Step 7: Lower Vehicle

Lower the vehicle the slightest bit so the tires cant spin but there still isn't much pressure on the tires

Step 8: Torque Lug Nuts

Set your torque wrench to 100 ft pounds. this is common for most vehicles. Tighten all the lug nuts in the star pattern until a click is heard. is important to use a torque wrench so you do not over tighten the lug nuts.

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Step 10: Lower Vehicle

Now lower your vehicle fully to the ground.

Step 11: Finished

And that's how to change a tire!