Thursday, 14 January 2010

My tayar pancit!!!

  1. Step 1

    Turn the emergency lights on and slowly and safely pull off the road. Find a spot that is visible but also away from traffic (of course!!) or set a few flares/emergency signs out on the road at 10-foot (3-m) intervals.

  2. Step 2

    Apply the hand brake (importante!) and put in neutral gear so the car won't roll.

  3. Step 3

    Take out a spare tire, leverage pipe, jack, lug-nut wrench? and (if it's dark out) flashlight (see illustration). The leverage pipe is simply a piece of hollow pipe that can help you loosen a lug nut previously tightened with an air ratchet.

  4. Step 4

    Chock the other wheels with a large rock or a log to prevent the car from rolling.(perlukah ?? ndak pernah pula aku dengar)

  5. Step 5

    Remove the hubcap (if necessary) with a screwdriver. Many newer cars have hubcaps that don't require removal for access to the lug nuts.(penutup tayar kan kan kan?kereta mcm lori syak sekarang ni yang masih teda hubcap)

  6. Step 6

    Use the lug-nut wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire (but do not remove them). To loosen a bolt or nut, turn counterclockwise. Remember: lefty-loosy, righty-tighty. If it doesn't come off easily, If one lug on each wheel looks different from the rest and the lug-nut wrench doesn't fit it, then you have locking lug nuts (to prevent wheel theft). Check the glove compartment for a special key that fits on this lug nut and makes removal with the lug-nut wrench possible.

  7. Step 7

    When all the nuts are loose, jack up the car, making sure the jack is vertical and well planted on the hard surface of the road (do not jack up a car on sand or dirt). You'll find diagrams indicating where to place the jack either in the car owner's manual or on a sticker affixed to the jack. Most cars have a small slot near each tire for the jack. Jack up the car slightly more than needed to remove the flat tire; the spare will be larger because it is full of air.

  8. Step 8

    Remove the lug nuts. Put them in your pocket or someplace else where they won't get lost.

  9. Step 9

    Take the flat tire off and put it in the trunk.

  10. Step 10

    Put the spare on. If you are unsure which way the wheel goes on, look for the air-pressure valve--it always faces out.

  11. Step 11

    Tighten the lug nuts by turning clockwise

  12. Step 12

    Lower the car and remove the jack.

  13. Step 13

    Tighten the lug nuts again using the leverage pipe. Make them as tight as you can.

  14. Step 14

    Pop on the hubcap (if applicable).

  15. Step 15

    Put everything away neatly so it's ready for next time.

  16. Step 16

    Remove the chock, then drive to a tire shop. Most shops can fix flats while you wait, and it's usually inexpensive.

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