If you’re ever going to change a tire on your car, you’ll want to do it in a professional setting. But if you don’t have the time or resources, you can try these simple methods to get the job done right.
First, assess the size of your old tire and the new tire. If you have a smaller tire, use a screwdriver to remove the studs from the old tire and replace them with the new one. If you have a larger tire, use pliers to extract the studs and replace them with the new one. Repeat this step until all of your tires are substituted.
How to remove tire studs with a screwdriver
A screwdriver is a handy tool for removing tire studs. You can use it to remove the studs from your new tire, or you can use it to replace them before you take the old tire off of your car.
How to remove tire studs with pliers
With enough practice, you’ll be able to remove the studs with pliers in an instant.
Once you’ve removed all of your tires, clean them up and put them away. You can dispose of that old tire later. This is an excellent manner to save money by avoiding buying new tires right away.
You’re about to see this technique in action, and it’s as simple as that. For example, if you have nuts on your trunk lid and want to remove them with pliers, you can start removing the nuts by first removing the stud with pliers.
To replace the studs with the new tire, use pliers to turn them counter-clockwise until they snap off. Now that you have all of your studs removed, you can use a screwdriver to reinsert them into the hole in your trunk lid.
Once all your studs are reinserted into their proper locations, put on the new spare tire and install it onto the vehicle.
How to remove tire studs with a ruler
The next time you’re in urgency and don’t have time to substitute all your tires, try this technique to remove the studs.
Step 1: Make sure that you are standing directly in front of the tire with both feet planted firmly on the ground.
Step 2: Hold a ruler across both hands and put it at about 90 degrees to the front of one tire.
Step 3: Put your stocky body between the two tires as you press down firmly on it as though you’re pushing a broom handle into a large sheet of paper.
Step 4: When you feel resistance, release your grip on the ruler and slide it underneath one tire slightly so that only its rim is visible from below.
Keep going until all of your old tires are removed. This can be quite difficult depending on how much room you have available, but if you keep at it and take care not to damage anything, it can be done!
How to remove tire studs using a needle
You can use a small screwdriver to remove the studs from the old tire, then place it back in place with the new one. Alternatively, you could employ pliers to extract the studs and replace them with new ones.
Once all of your tires are replaced, inspect the entire tread pattern on each tire to ensure that everything is well-maintained and in good working order.
We all want to keep our car tires and wheels looking new for a longer period, but no one wants to spend a lot of time and effort doing it.