Serves the Commercial Small Fleet Market of 10 – 50 Vehicles

Fleet Safety Tip of the Week: How to Change a Tire

May 27, 2013

In this video, safety specialist Robert Sinclair from AAA demonstrates how to change a tire. Most likely, some of your drivers haven’t done this in years, so you may want to forward this along to your drivers as a reminder.

Here’s a list of all the steps, compiled by General Motors, you can also pass along to your drivers. 

• Put your vehicle in park if it is an automatic transmission. Put it in first gear if it's a manual transmission. Put the emergency brake on.

• Place wedges, blocks or rocks behind the wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling.

• Take out your jack, spare tire and lug wrench.

• Pry off the hubcap.

• Loosen the nuts with the lug wrench. DO NOT remove them.

• Put the jack under the car frame close to the flat tire in a place that has enough strength to support the vehicle's weight.

• Pump the jack until the tire is off the ground. Once the car is elevated, never open vehicle doors, start the car or get under the car.

• Remove the nuts.

• Pull the tire off and replace it with the spare.

• Put the nuts back on but don't tighten them all the way until the car is back on the ground.

• Lower the vehicle with the jack.

• Remove the jack from under the vehicle, tighten the nuts and unblock the wheels.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

Sam Lee began his automotive career at Chevrolet dealerships in New York and Chicago. In 1948, he organized Lee Fleet Management, Inc., in Chicago, later moving the operation to Cleveland where he purchased a Ford dealership, which became one of the largest fleet and equipment leasing firms in the nation.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher