Typically, a tire change can take as little as 30 minutes or as much as an hour depending on the person changing the tires and whether or not they have experience. The average time for a tire change is about 45 minutes. Tire changers should always allow extra time so they don’t have to rush through any part of the job.
In order to save time during a tire change, the changer will want to have all of their tools ready. This means having a jack and wrench accessible so they can get started immediately.
The tire change itself should begin with removing the bolts that hold the wheels onto the car, which are usually near the tire’s center hub cap. Once those are removed, it is possible to slide off each wheel without too much trouble, depending on how loose or tight they are.
It’s important not to rush through this part because removing bolts sometimes requires more force, especially if they’re rusty or haven’t been touched since the car was first purchased. After this step, screwing in new bolts often takes less time than loosening them for removal. Now comes the part where the changer is actually changing the tire, which can be done by carefully prying out the old one. Sometimes this requires more force than it appeared.
Now that the new tire has been removed from its box, it’s necessary to hold onto the air nozzle tightly while screwing it into place with a wrench. The same goes for screwing in lug nuts, although larger tools are typically used at this stage of the process.
Once everything is tightened securely down and all of any loose cords or strings have been cut off or tucked away under protective caps, there is nothing left to do but check if the job has been done correctly. This usually involves simply making sure that each of the lug nut bolts are no longer visible and touching the car’s tire.
Now, people who are changing their own tires should consider how much time has passed since they started taking off the original wheels.
Factors to consider when replacing tires to save time
Here are the considerations for people who want to save time during tire changes:
- Have all equipment necessary handy before starting.
- Checking for having enough knowledge about what needs to be done.
- Begin by taking off the bolts that hold wheels on car.
- Save time by using a torque wrench.