I had a blowout coming home. I tried calling roadside assistance and they were incompetent and couldn't get a hold of any services in the area. I finally flagged down some stranger to help me and he went home and got a jack, socket set and drill to change the tire. I'll have to buy a new tire in the am on the way to work.
Most Helpful Girl
I know how to do it in practice, but have never actually done it, and I feel like I wouldn't be strong enough to use the jack to lift up the car before changing the tire.1
Most Helpful Guy
I could probably take the entire car apart down to the last bolt with my eyes closed. I couldn't put it together with my eyes closed though.
I can't guess how many times I've pulled tires off. It's easily into the hundreds.
Buy a set of Craftsmen tools when they have a good sale and start working on your car. Buy a used Haynes manual from Amazon or where ever.
Unless the tire was practically new, you should buy tires in pairs unless you really can't afford it. You want them to match and have approx the same wear.2