Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the post I wanted to title "How to Change a Flat Tire without Breaking a Nail"... but I broke a nail

This morning John had a flat tire waiting for him...
so he took my car to work...
and left me with the flat tire....
and said he would find someone to fix it or just come home for lunch and do it himself.....
and I might have taken that the wrong way...
you know, that he didn't think I could do it....
so I showed him.....
and took pictures to show you.

Step 1: put something behind the back tires and pull the emergency brake:



Step 2: use the jack to elevate the car and, thus, the tire:



Step 3: remove the lugnuts....



Step 3b: keep up with the lugnuts as you will need them again:



Step 4: remove the flat tire:



Step 5: place the spare tire and use the aforementioned lugnuts to secure it:



Step 6: go to the nearest tire store to get it fixed properly (they were able to patch ours... for free)

So there you have it, how I spent my morning....

and now you can sleep tonight.

You're welcome.

4 comments:

carol said...

You rock! Sorry you broke a nail!

MamaHen Em said...

The last tire I changed was when I was eight months preggo with O. I don't even know if I could figure it out on the Subaru! Great job!

We 2 B's said...

You are awesome! I've never changed a flat tire. I just call someone (honey, daddy, bro). I'm lazy like that. Way to show him ~ I'd probably try if left with it too! But now I'll just call you.

Jaime said...

Don't let Theo see this! He'll expect me to change the tires from now on. Yes, the emergency brake is essential. The last flat tire I had, Theo had to come change it and I forgot (seriously, I did forget) to put on the brake and almost killed him when the car moved off the jack. Yeah, not the smartest thing I have ever done and it's still a sore subject for Theo!