So, it’s time to replace your Nissan’s old worn-out tires with a new set. While it may seem like a daunting task, fear not! With the right tools and a little know-how, installing new tires can be a breeze. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get started!
Step 1: Choose the Right Tires
First things first, you need to choose the right tires for your Nissan. Consider your driving style, the terrain you’ll be driving on, and your budget. Don’t forget to check the tire size, load index, and speed rating that are recommended for your specific Nissan model.
Step 2: Gather the Necessary Tools
Once you have your new tires, it’s time to gather the necessary tools. You’ll need a jack, lug wrench, torque wrench, and a tire pressure gauge. Don’t forget to wear gloves to protect your hands from dirt and grease.
Step 3: Remove the Old Tires
Now, it’s time to remove the old tires. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel using the lug wrench, but don’t remove them just yet. Next, place the jack under the car’s recommended jacking point and lift the car until the tire is off the ground. Remove the lug nuts and the old tire, being careful not to damage the rims.
Step 4: Mount the New Tires
Now that the old tire is off, it’s time to mount the new tire. Place the new tire onto the wheel and align the holes in the rim with the studs on the wheel. Thread the lug nuts onto the studs and tighten them by hand.
Step 5: Lower the Car and Tighten the Lug Nuts
Once the new tire is mounted, it’s time to lower the car back onto the ground. Use the jack to lower the car slowly and remove the jack from under the car. Use the torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts to the recommended torque specification.
Step 6: Check the Tire Pressure
Finally, it’s important to check the tire pressure using a tire pressure gauge. The recommended tire pressure can be found in your Nissan owner’s manual or on the tire sidewall. Inflate the tire to the recommended pressure using an air pump if necessary.
There you have it, installing new tires on your Nissan is as easy as that! Remember to choose the right tires for your Nissan, gather the necessary tools, remove the old tires, mount the new tires, tighten the lug nuts, and check the tire pressure. While it may seem like a daunting task at first, installing new tires can be a breeze with the right tools and knowledge. And who knows, maybe you’ll even impress your friends with your newfound tire-changing skills. Happy driving!