Friday, December 12, 2008

Ten Simple Step to Substitute a Jaguar XKE Punctured Tire

Jaguar XKE tire might punctured someday so beware.

There is a good possibility each person will encounter a puncture at sometime in their driving lives. But it's surprising how many people still don't know how to change a car tire or Jaguar XKE tire and rely on the help of a person walking by.

There is one place you should not attempt to substitute a Jaguar XKE tire yourself- on the hard shoulder of a busy road. In this case call the emergency services and flee to safe distance until they arrive.

In all other situations changing a car tire is not as difficult as it may seem. I will share with you the guide to how it is done that’s require only ten steps:

a) Locate a safe place to stop your car, on flat ground. If it's dark look for any place with sufficient lighting. Park as far away from traffic as possible and switch on your hazard lights.

b) Turn off the engine of your car, pull the handbrake lever and put the car into first gear or 'P' if it's an automatic transmission.

c) Search and prepare the tools for the job. These will consist of tools like a jack, wheel wrench and the spare tire. All are usually located in the boot of a car.

d) Take off the hubcap or plastic wheel cover using the flat end of the wheel wrench or a screw driver.

e) Loosen all the wheel nuts by turning half a turn in an anti clockwise direction. Attention, do NOT remove them. That occurs at a later stage.

Tight wheel nuts can be the challenge part of replacing a Jaguar XKE tire. If the wheel nuts are proving stubborn use a metal tube to extend the wheel wrench's handle and provide extra force. Alternatively place one foot on the handle of the wheel wrench and carefully use your body weight until the nut is loosened.

Many cars have a locking wheel nut to prevent theft. These have need of a special attachment which is often found in a car's glove compartment.

f) Refer to the vehicle's handbook to find where to place the jack. This is essential because if it's put in the incorrect place the car could slip off the jack and bring about serious injury.

Search for a reinforced lip on beneath of the car near to the wheel arch.

When the jack is firmly attached lift the car until there is enough room to take out the punctured tire and switch it with the fully inflated spare.

g) Right now continue to remove all of the wheel nuts and leave them someplace safe nearby- of course not near an open drain! Remove the punctured Jaguar XKE tire and replace with the spare tire.

h) Exchange and tighten the wheel nuts. Don't try to hard to tighten them until the car is off the jack.

i) Gradually lower the car down off the jack. Right now tighten the nuts again. Keep in mind to return the jack and the wheel wrench to the boot of the car.

j) Change the hubcap or plastic wheel cover and carry on with your journey.

At the first chance stop at a petrol station and ensure the new tire is inflated to the correct pressure specification, the same as the other car tires.

If in any doubts about your Jaguar XKE tire changing skill, call into to your nearest workshop or car tire specialist.

Jaguar XKE tire must always be checked.

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