I started working on the family car when I was in junior high school. Changing a flat tire was one of the tasks I learned early on and, have been working on cars ever since. But, to tell you the truth, if it came down to changing a flat tire on the road or calling for help, I would opt to call for help.
In the 1970’s there were basically three different car companies, GM, Ford and Chrysler. And the location of jack, spare tire and tools needed were in the same location “The Trunk” Today, it’s not like that anymore. With all the car companies out there and all the different locations of the spare, it could be a real pain just to find the spare tire, let alone changing it on the road. Plus, working with the jack and safely lifting the car off the ground can be a challenge.
That’s not to say, it’s not a good idea to know where the spare is and all the tools as you never know when you might be in a situation when help is not readily available. My advice is to you is: ensure you always have your cell phone fully charged with along with emergency contact numbers.
If you are not sure about the location of your spare tire or how to change a tire, you can always go to your auto service professional. They will show you the location of the spare, the jack and tools plus the procedure to change a tire. It’s always best to be prepared.
If you’re interested in learning how to change a tire, please call 845-628-7900 and let’s schedule an appointment to teach you in case of any emergency.
Osceola Garage carries a complete line of top name brands tires and an AAA Approved Repair Facility. Visit our website at www.osceolagarage.com.