Most drivers (men and women) do not even know how to replace a wheel on their own, if necessary. Tire blowout often occurs in the rear wheel. Depending on the quality of the suspension, a more or less pronounced zigzag trajectory of movement is observed, all the irregularities of the road are felt, knocks in the suspension and unusual noise are heard when the car is moving. It is recommended to turn on the emergency alarm, brake smoothly and turn off the road. If the trouble caught you on the rise or on a closed turn, it is better to drive another 100-200 m. The wheel will suffer a little, but you will certainly not get into a ridiculous situation.

At the rear of the car at a distance of 30 m on a high-speed road or 50 m on a motorway, install a safety triangle or a lamp turned on in flashing mode. Find the welded bracket provided by the design for installing the jack under the body.

Wheel replacing

Make sure that the ground on which the jack will rest through the stand is strong enough. Insert the jack into the bracket, install the stand and lower the jack onto it. If you have attached the rear part of the car, put a wooden wedge or a large stone under the front wheel. On the rise, set the wedge at point-blank range in the direction of lifting. It will hold the car.

Remove the wheel cap (or remove it if it is screwed in). Loosen the nuts (1/4 or 1/2 turn counterclockwise). This operation is difficult for women. To make it easier, extend the wrench with a socket wrench or a candle wrench. If the bolts or studs do not turn out, tap the head with a hammer with light blows. Lift the car high enough with the jack. Unscrew the nuts with a wrench. Remove the wheel.

Install a spare one in its place. If the wheel is bolted, install the centering holes of the wheel against the pins. First, fix the bolts or nuts with your hand, and then tighten them with a wrench. Remove the jack. Wipe the bolts (i.e. tighten them tightly several times). Install the wheel cap.