How To Change a Truck Tire

If you ever have a flat tire on your truck, you must know how to change it safely and quickly. This article provides a step-by-step guide on changing a truck tire, from jacking up the truck to tightening the lug nuts.


Why Change Your Truck Tire?

Driving on a flat tire is dangerous and can damage your truck. Also, a flat tire is less efficient, which can increase your gas consumption and put extra wear and tear on your vehicle. Therefore, it’s essential to change the tire as soon as possible.

When to Change Your Truck Tire?

It would help if you changed your truck tire as soon as you noticed it’s flat. If you must drive on a flat tire for a short distance, be cautious and drive slowly. It’s best to have your truck towed to a tire shop or service station if you need clarification on changing the tire yourself.

When to Contact a Professional?

Contact a professional if you’re uncomfortable changing the tire or don’t have the time. Most service stations and tire shops offer this service, and they can change the tire quickly and efficiently.

Where to Jack up Your Truck?

To jack up your truck, you must place the jack under its frame, ensuring it’s securely in place. Once in place, you can use the jack to lift the truck until the flat tire is off the ground.

How to Remove Lug Nuts?

You will need a wrench the same size as the lug nuts to remove the lug nuts. Place the wrench on the lug nut and turn it counterclockwise to loosen it. Then, remove it by hand. Repeat this process for all the lug nuts.

How to Remove the Tire?

Once the lug nuts are removed, carefully remove the tire from the truck. Place the new tire on the truck and hand-tighten the lug nuts.

What Size Wrench Do You Need?

You will need a wrench the same size as the lug nuts. Check your truck’s owner’s manual to find the size of the lug nuts.

How to Lower the Truck?

To lower the truck, turn the jack handle clockwise until the truck is resting on the ground. Make sure the truck is secure before removing the jack.

How to Tighten the Lug Nuts?

Place the wrench on the lug nut and turn it clockwise until it’s tight to tighten the lug nuts. Repeat this process for all the lug nuts. Then, give them an extra turn to ensure they’re secure.

How to Check if the Tire is Secure?

After tightening the lug nuts, test to see if the tire is secure by trying to move it. If it doesn’t move, it’s secure. If it does move, tighten the lug nuts more.

When to Check Your Tire Pressure?

Regularly check your tire pressure using a tire pressure gauge. You can find these gauges at most service stations and tire shops.


Following these simple steps can change your truck tire safely and quickly. Always prioritize your safety when changing a tire. Feel free to contact a professional if you need clarification on the process.

About the author, Laurence Perkins

Laurence Perkins is the passionate car enthusiast behind the blog My Auto Machine. With over a decade of experience in the automotive industry, Perkins has knowledge and experience with a wide range of car makes and models. His particular interests lie in performance and modification, and his blog covers these topics in-depth. In addition to his own blog, Perkins is a respected voice in the automotive community and writes for various automotive publications. His insights and opinions on cars are highly sought-after.