I do not yet and have asked my brother to teach me sometime. I think that it's important to know.
Most Helpful Guy
No one ever showed me, but when I worked at this corner store, I would bus to work, but there was no bus to get me home, so i worked to close on the condition that they'd drive me home.
One night, pulling out of the store parking lot, a tire went. So we limped up the road at about 5 mph to the gas station at the next intersection, pulled in, and looked at it. They were all freaked out, no idea what to do.
Well, their car had a donut temporary replacement tire, a jack, and a tire iron.
So I found a place to set the jack, jacked the car, took off the damaged tire, and put on the donut.
Took 10 minutes, and half of that was just finding the right place to put the jack.
As long as you have the tools to change a tire, you don't really ever need to be shown how. It is fairly straight forward. If you do have the tools and you want to learn it, though, rather than being stuck in a position like mine where it has to happen and you're going by guesswork?
Practice on a parked car (that you're allowed to practice on lol). The hardest part, other than setting the jack, might be loosening the bolts on the tire.1
Most Helpful Girl
Yes and it's not too hard. It is important to know and it's also important to have some roadside assistance service if you can't get it off. Had to change my tire and we couldn't get the damn thing off even AAA had a hard time. It was like stuck on my car 😨
But typically it's not too hard it's just messy.2