Changing tyres is also possible without a workshop. That's how you do it.

Change tyres yourself

That's how you do it right

From summer to winter and vice versa - Twice a year the tyres are usually changed. You could go to the garage for that. However, this is of course not for nothing. Do it Yourself is the cheaper alternative in this case, especially if you think long-term. The trip to the workshop costs about 50 Euro each time (100 Euro per year). If you do it yourself, you only have to make a one-time investment of 40 euros. You need a shunting jack and a torque wrench or a wheel spider. Knowing how to change a tyre yourself is helpful, especially in the event of a puncture. How exactly you should proceed you will learn here step by step.

1. Stop engine and loosen screws

  • Park your car on a solid straight surface and turn off the engine. Notice that you've applied the handbrake. Before you lift your car in the next step with the help of the shunting wagon jack, loosen all screws a little. Only if the wheel stands firmly on the ground can the wheel nuts be loosened correctly.

2. Apply the jack

  • As soon as you have loosened all the screws a little, the shunting jack is used. The attachment points for the jack can be found on the side under the car. If the tire no longer touches the ground, you can now loosen all screws completely.

3. Remove and mark tyres

  • Now that the screws have been removed, you can remove the tire. It's best to mark the removed tire with a pen (e.g. FL for "front left"), so that you can assign it correctly when changing again.

4. Mount new tyres

  • Now the new tire can be mounted. The nuts are lightly screwed on, but not yet tightened firmly. This avoids the danger of your car moving and falling off the jack.

5. Tighten all wheel nuts

  • Almost there! Now let your car down again and tighten all wheel nuts crosswise. The wheel nuts must be tightened to the correct torque. Refer to the owner's manual for your car for details.  

    Important: 
    After you have driven about 50 to 100 kilometres, repeat the procedure and tighten all wheel nuts again for your own safety.

6. Check tyre pressure

  • Last but not least: Check whether everything is right with your new tyres. Drive to a petrol station and check the tyre pressure and refill with air if necessary. Information on the correct tyre pressure can usually be found in the fuel filler flap or on the door frame.
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