Change A Tire, San Francisco
Are you in San Francisco and have a flat tire? A tire that’s low or flat can put you in a bind. Don’t fret, B & A Towing is here to help! Whether you prefer to change your tire yourself and need a guide to help or if you would prefer our help, we genuinely care about your safety and getting you back on the road as quickly as possible. Our trained tow truck operators are standing by whether you need a towing truck company to tow your car or one of our top-notch roadside assistance services.
How To Change A Tire
You can count on our dedication to our customers and our community. Because of our dedication to helping you, we have put together an easy follow guide to changing your tire yourself if you prefer to change your tire. Please, if your location is unsafe, please contact a towing company for assistance. A hazardous location would be sitting roadside on a busy highway or interstate, on uneven ground, or on an unpaved surface. If you have AAA roadside assistance and are still waiting for a tow truck to arrive, call us directly for fast service. When you do, we’ll get to you quickly and provide you with the towing service you need. You’ll then pay us directly and our tow truck operator will provide you with a receipt that you can then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
A Guide To Change A Tire.
First: Find a safe location. If you are on a busy roadway by chance, you should call for assistance from a professional towing company for your safety and the safety of other motorists. Look for a hard flat surface so your jack and vehicle will be sitting on a sturdy even ground.
Second: Turn on your hazard lights to make other motorists aware of your breakdown so they will watch for the possibility of you walking around your vehicle.
Third: apply your parking brake to keep your vehicle from rolling forward during your tire change process.
Fourth: Apply a block or large rock if there is one around behind your tires to add to your vehicle’s safety, not rolling. Apply the block to the rear of the front tires if you are changing a back tire and if you are changing a back tire, place the blocks behind the front tires.
Fifth: Remove the wheel cover to expose your lug nuts with the flat end of your lug wrench. If your lug wrench does not remove your wheel cover, check your owner’s manual for proper procedure.
Sixth: Go ahead and loosen your lug nuts by turning them counterclockwise. To get them started, you may need to use your foot or your entire bodyweight. Turn them 1/4th or 1/2 turn only to start.
Seventh: Now it’s time to place your jack under your car. Place the tire jack under the vehicle’s frame next to the flat tire. Check your owner’s manual if you are not sure where to place the jack. After you have properly placed your jack, raise your tire until it’s about 6 inches above the ground.
Finishing How To Change A Tire
Eight: Go ahead and unscrew your lug nuts and remove them. Place them in your wheel cover, so you don’t lose them.
Ninth: Remove your flat tire.
Tenth: Mount the spare tire on the lug nuts. Put the lug nuts back on and tighten them with your hands.
Eleventh: Now you can lower your vehicle just enough so the tire is on the ground but not the vehicle’s complete weight, then tighten the lug nuts securely with your wrench turning clockwise. Get it as tight as you can by using your body weight.
Twelfth: Lower your vehicle entirely and finish tightening your lug nuts.
Thirteenth: Replace your hubcap
Fourteenth: Check your spare tire to be sure it’s safe to drive on. the mini tire or AKA donut requires 60 psi
Fifteenth: For you and your families’ safety, you should then take your vehicle to your technician for a proper tire and be sure your tire is secure if you have a full tire spare.
Roadside Assistance San Franciso
We know it sure looks like a lot of work to change your damaged tire but don’t fret. B & A Towing is here to assist you with all your roadside assistance needs. And frankly, we would prefer you to give a towing company a call for help rather than putting your and your family’s safety at risk. You can always count on us when you need us no matter your roadside situation. Whether you need a dead car battery jumpstart, a tire change, a lockout service, or a tow, we’ll be here ready to provide you with the service you deserve 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.