How to Change A Tire

Written by Kevin Schappell

It always happens atrepparttar worst times! You need to know how to change a tire even if you have an auto club membership. Depending on where you get a flat, there may not be a phone nearby to call a tow truck. Let's take is step by step and always remember to read your owners manual, there will be detailed instructions relating to your car there. I should mention also a few tips for getting torepparttar 102753 side ofrepparttar 102754 road safely if you have a blowout onrepparttar 102755 road. ·Stay calm, do not panic ·Slowly take your foot off ofrepparttar 102756 gas and letrepparttar 102757 vehicle coast to a stop. ·Do not make any sudden braking or steering actions. ·Put your flashers on to alert other drivers. ·Now that you are safely off ofrepparttar 102758 road. Step 1: Make sure you are on firm level ground and away from traffic. If you are not, then try to drive to a better spot, but only if you can do it safely. Avoid going back ontorepparttar 102759 road and into traffic. Step 2: Set your emergency brake and putrepparttar 102760 car in Park or 1st gear if you have a manual transmission. Make surerepparttar 102761 engine is turned off. Step 3: Locaterepparttar 102762 spare tire, jack, and lug wrench. These are usually located inrepparttar 102763 trunk underneathrepparttar 102764 carpet on cars. Trucks usually haverepparttar 102765 jack and lug wrench behindrepparttar 102766 seat or underrepparttar 102767 hood, withrepparttar 102768 spare tire underrepparttar 102769 bed. Step 4: Typically there are instructions printed onrepparttar 102770 jack or somewhere nearrepparttar 102771 storage compartment. Read these instructions, they will tell you where to jackrepparttar 102772 vehicle and any special steps you will need to take. Step 5: First removerepparttar 102773 hubcap or wheel cover. The lug wrench often has a flat end, which you can use to pry offrepparttar 102774 cover. If not, a screwdriver will work just fine. Step 6: Before you jackrepparttar 102775 car up you will want to break looserepparttar 102776 lug nuts. The weight ofrepparttar 102777 car will keeprepparttar 102778 wheel from spinning and allow you to apply more force torepparttar 102779 nuts. You do not want to completely removerepparttar 102780 lug nuts yet.... just break them loose. Oncerepparttar 102781 lug nut begins to move, STOP and move ontorepparttar 102782 next one. I often carry a small pipe, which will fit overrepparttar 102783 lug wrench. This pipe can provide additional leverage and allow you to get those stubborn lug nuts off. Always remember righty tighty, lefty loosy. Turnrepparttar 102784 lug nuts left or counter clockwise to loosen.

Test Driving A New Car

Written by Kevin Schappell

One ofrepparttar most important steps in buying a new or used car isrepparttar 102752 test drive. You can do allrepparttar 102753 research you like, but it all comes down torepparttar 102754 test drive. Drivingrepparttar 102755 car must be comfortable, easy, and enjoyable. Follow these few steps and getrepparttar 102756 most out of your next test drive. Check overrepparttar 102757 car before you leaverepparttar 102758 dealer's lot. Tires, fluids, and lights should all be checked before you drive. Also make sure there is gas inrepparttar 102759 car. ·If at all possible go onrepparttar 102760 test drive by yourself. You need to concentrate onrepparttar 102761 driving experience andrepparttar 102762 noises ofrepparttar 102763 car. A babbling salesman will distract you and not let you get a good read onrepparttar 102764 car. ·Before leavingrepparttar 102765 lot, adjustrepparttar 102766 seat, mirrors, andrepparttar 102767 climate control system. You do not need to be distracted while driving an unfamiliar car. Make sure you are comfortable and have a good view of everything around you.

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