How To Install New Tires Complete Guide

Last updated on January 8th, 2024 at 01:27 pm

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New tires come with a lot of expense; if you go with tire installation, the cost increases even more. To avoid putting extra money on installation, you can easily install new tires over your wheels, if you have the right tools and knowledge of how to install and balance new tires. 

In this article, we will share the experience we have gained in our lifetime of changing and balancing our car tires. Although for someone, it may be time-consuming and hard stuff, it is a good skill to acquire and helpful if you have to deal with your tires on your own sometime in the future. 

How To Install New Tires Complete Process

Dismounting old tire

If you are not buying your new tire with new wheels, then you have to dismount old tires from the wheel. We have written a separate article on how you can dismount tires by hand and if you also have a machine. For brief information, just apply lubricant to soften the bead, then put your tires on the machine and let the machine do its job. It is important to deflate your tires before dismounting them to protect your tires and to properly install new tires. 

Clean up rims

Tires sit on wheels for around years or so, it is better to clean up your wheel before pouting new tires over them. You should clean up the edges of the rims where tires sit, the lug nuts, and the rust and other materials if they are appearing on your wheels. Applying wheel shiner oil brings back the new shine to your wheels, which will make your car tires look more luxurious. 

Put on new tires

Once you have removed your old tires and cleaned your wheel, then you have to remove the valve stem first. After that, apply bead lubricants on the tire and wheel edges. Now, if you have a machine, the process is simple: just put the tire over the machine, align one side of the tire on the wheel, and start the machine. You have to completely reverse the process of removing the tire to fit back the tire over the wheel by whichever method you are utilizing. 

if you don’t have a machine, then check this video:

Balancing tires

Unbalanced tires are a sign of early wear, accidental ride, and also uncomfortable drive. If you feel a vibration on your steering wheel while driving or your steering wheel is not staying straight in one direction, then you should know that your tires either have balancing issues or alignment issues. 

For the rear wheel, the vibration can be felt in the back seats, or you have to push the accelerator harder to gain speed. Whichever tires have a balancing issue, you can easily fix it. You can easily find a manual tire balancer machine that will tell you from which side the tire is unbalanced so that you can fix the bead over that side.

Alignment of new tires

Although tire alignment is not necessary when putting in new tires. However, it is always better to check your wheel alignments before starting your ride. You can check or judge your car alignment by driving your car and see if the car is moving and is not going in a straight direction when you have a straight steering wheel. It is quite hard to fix wheel alignments by yourself, which is why it is better to check your alignment issues with professionals. 

Final words

Installing tires can be a tricky process; however, with the right information, you can save a lot of money over time. In the initial stages, we would recommend that you watch the real tire installation process; this will give you an idea and real-life experience, which will be very helpful if you, at any time in the future, may change/install new tires on your own. 

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