Change a Flat with Car Talk

Think you know how to change a flat tire? Great! Now, for the other 98% of you... It's a good thing to know how to do. Just in case. And it's something even Tommy can handle. Want to walk through a tire change with Tommy? So you'll be prepared next time you run over a discarded seven-speed blender? Click here.

Important: In general, we don’t recommend changing a flat tire yourself, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. Changing a flat is dangerous — and especially so, if you’re by the side of the road, with semis blazing past at 75 mph. Only consider undertaking this task if you can drive to a safe location, well away from traffic.

If at any point in this process you feel like you’re in over your head, just grab the nearest cell phone and call for help.


Yours in staying full of hot air,

Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers