How to Change A Tire

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Step 7: Now it's time to jack uprepparttar car. Make sure you know whererepparttar 102753 manufacturer has placed jacking points by readingrepparttar 102754 owners manual orrepparttar 102755 instructions near or onrepparttar 102756 jack. Most cars will have a reinforced lip whererepparttar 102757 jack can be placed. If you can not locate this, look for a solid portion ofrepparttar 102758 frame to jack on. Make surerepparttar 102759 jack is on firm level ground and start jacking. Take it slowly and only go as far as you need to getrepparttar 102760 wheel off. Step 8: The wheel is offrepparttar 102761 ground and it's time to removerepparttar 102762 lug nuts. Userepparttar 102763 wrench or your fingers to removerepparttar 102764 nuts. Slowly takerepparttar 102765 wheel off and set it torepparttar 102766 side. Step 9: Getrepparttar 102767 new wheel and put it onrepparttar 102768 car. Tightenrepparttar 102769 lug nuts as tight as you can withoutrepparttar 102770 wheel spinning. Don't worry about gettingrepparttar 102771 nuts super tight, as you will dorepparttar 102772 final tightening whenrepparttar 102773 car is off ofrepparttar 102774 jack. Step 10: Letrepparttar 102775 car down off ofrepparttar 102776 jack and get your lug wrench. Tightenrepparttar 102777 lug nuts in a star pattern if there are five nuts. Start with one lug nut and skiprepparttar 102778 next one until they are all tight. If you have 4 nuts, just tightenrepparttar 102779 opposite nut from where you started and thenrepparttar 102780 remaining two in any order. Step 11: Replace your wheel cover or hubcap and clean uprepparttar 102781 jack, lug wrench and blown tire. If your spare tire had air in it, you should be able to continue your journey. Finally: Remember if you have a temporary spare tire (AKA doughnut) you can only drive a few miles to a service station and usually not over 50 MPH.

Kevin Schappell maintains http://www.carbuyersclub.com where he gives advice on buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles. To learn more about how your car works, Kevin has createdhttp://www.mycarwizard.com


Test Driving A New Car

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ĚDrive a variety of roads. Mix it up with some city driving followed by highway if you can. You should make sure to try every gear and reach highway speeds to fully testrepparttar car. ĚTestrepparttar 102752 brakes. The steering wheel should not shake while applyingrepparttar 102753 brakes. Also, check to see ifrepparttar 102754 car pulls to one side while braking. Squeaks and rattles could also indicate worn pads. ĚNotice howrepparttar 102755 car tracks. When you take your hands off ofrepparttar 102756 wheel, which way doesrepparttar 102757 car go? Ifrepparttar 102758 car consistently tracks to one side, be concerned aboutrepparttar 102759 alignment. The last thing you should check is how you feel aboutrepparttar 102760 car. Did you enjoy driving it? Was there enough power to get your blood pumping? Is this a car you can live with every day? Most important don't get caught up inrepparttar 102761 moment, don't buyrepparttar 102762 first car you see, and never ever letrepparttar 102763 dealer think you are interested.

Kevin Schappell maintains http://www.carbuyersclub.com where he gives advice on buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles. To learn more about how your car works, Kevin has createdhttp://www.mycarwizard.com


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