Congratulations, you've got yourself a new set of tyres. Fitting new tyres to the wheels of your car is a straightforward process when done correctly and safely by a qualified professional. In this section, we explain what this process entails at your local tyre shop or garage.
Who can fit tyres?
Objectively speaking, you could attempt to do this yourself. In addition to your new tyres, the tools required would be a tyre iron, a car jack, jack stands, a tyre spreader, and a tyre inflator. But even if you do have the proper tools and equipment at hand, it will take you far longer to fit new tyres than it would a professional. Just removing a single tyre from a wheel can be a challenge.
About the dangers of faulty fitting
An incorrectly fitted tyre can become damaged and burst. The energy released in a blow-out could lead to traffic accidents involving vehicle damage and serious personal injury. That's why it's essential to have tyres fitted by an experienced technician, who will take the necessary precautions and use only approved fitting tools and lubricants.
Removing the wheel from the vehicle
Step 1: The car should be empty of passengers, with the engine turned off and the handbrake engaged. The tyre fitter will proceed to loosen the wheel nuts on all four wheels with a wheel wrench, but won't remove them yet.
Step 2: Next, the car will be raised on a hydraulic lift, so that all four wheels are completely off the ground.
Step 3: Now the fitter will remove the wheel nuts completely, allowing them to remove each wheel.