If you have a problem with one of your tires while out on the road, you’ll need to have equipment to handle a repair. The same applies to damage that happens while you are close to home if you want to be able to fix it yourself. Sometimes you may not have the right tools for the job and will need to hire an expert for tire repair in Calgary.
For those who like to do the job themselves, here is a guide to the tools you’ll need to repair a tire in the event of a puncture, flat tire or any other issue.
1. Jack Stands - It’s impossible to fix a tire when the weight of the vehicle is resting on it so jack stands are an absolute must. They move the pressure of the vehicle weight onto the other tires and the stands themselves so you can adjust and/or remove the damaged tire. In some cases you’ll need to take the tire off completely and other times you’ll only need to make the repair with the tire still on the vehicle.
2. Lug of Torque Wrench - In order to remove a tire, you’ll need to take off the bolts holding the tire onto the vehicle. This requires the use of a lug wrench or torque wrench. It can take a lot of force to loosen the lug nuts so a tire iron can also nbe useful to get the right amount of leverage to apply force to the nuts.
3. Spare Tire - If you have a spare tire, it’s easier to simply change the tire until you can get to a better place to make a repair. Carrying a spare tire can save you from having to expose yourself to danger on the side of the road. If you don’t have a spare, then you will have to try to repair the tire as best as possible.
4. Tire Plugs - If you have a hole in your tire, either from a leak, wear or a puncture, tire plugs are very helpful to allow you to get short distances to get more tools or help to repair or replace the tire.
5. Air Compressor or an Inflator - Once the tire has been repaired, you’ll likely need to add more air back into it. If you are on the road, you’ll want to have an inflator available for this. If you are in a home garage, an air compressor is a great tool to do the trick.
6. Tire Pressure Gauge - At the roadside, a tire pressure gauge is helpful to ensure you’ve inflated the tire to the proper psi. This is especially important to do if you’re going to be driving on a damaged tire so no further damage is done to it. If you are usng an air compressor, often the pressure gauge is built right in so you won’t need a separate tool.Making tire repairs can be simple at times and challenging other times. Trusting the experts in tire repair in Callgary to help you when you need it is the easiest thing to do. Contact us at Turning Tires for mobile tire repair services in Calgary.