A rule of thumb specifies when a tyre change is due: from October to Easter, winter tyres should be put on the rims. In the spring and summer months, summer tyres are the safest option. The tread composition and depth of the tread and the composition of the rubber are adapted to the different temperatures of winter and summer tyres. With direct effects on grip, abrasion and handling. The right tyres are therefore a basic prerequisite for safe driving. Changing tyres is easier than some drivers think. If you have a knack for screwing or a helping hand with a little bit of foreknowledge, you don't necessarily have to go to the garage for a tyre change. But, as always: safety first.
For the change from aluminium rims to steel rims or vice versa, different wheel nuts are often necessary. It is best to keep them handy in the glove compartment.
The wheel nut, which is at the top of the wheel hanging in the air, should be the last to be removed. This way the wheel does not tilt and twist, which of course makes your work easier. When you loosen the last nut, you should already hold the wheel. Finally only this one wheel nut holds the complete tyre.
To save work during the next tyre change when removing the tyres, it is recommended to lubricate the wheel hub with some copper paste.
After changing a tyre, it is essential to check the air pressure of the tyres. After a distance of approx. 50 kilometers you should check the fitting of the wheel studs once again, as they can become loose over time. To do this, it is best to retighten all nuts once again with a torque wrench.
After changing the tyres, it is essential to check the air pressure of the tyres. For newer cars, the tyre pressure must be confirmed in the on-board computer and synchronized with the vehicle again if necessary.
The TORCOFLEX UK 1/2" from GEDORE with test certification to DIN EN ISO 6789:2017 provides controlled screw tightening from 40 to 200 N·m, and is the perfect drive tool for socket inserts. Precise working is guaranteed by the easy-to-use torque adjuster that is set at the end of the handle.
The 1/2" extension piece minimizes scratches on the wing and the size 17, 19 and 21 mm impact sockets with protective sleeve protect the wing.
Controlled tightening and loosening with integrated 1/2" drive - made possible with by the TORCOFLEX with integrated bi-directional operation.
With an actuating accuracy of +/-3% tolerance of the set scale value, GEDORE TORCOFLEX actually exceed the DIN EN ISO 6789-2:2017 requirements of +/-4%.
The universal wheel mounting set for precise and flexible wheel and tyre changes - because sometimes it has to be done quickly and correctly.
A movable magnetic tray with a protective coating on the base serves to securely hold the wheel bolts. If they are no longer needed, the enclosed cloth bag offers a good storage possibility. To check the tread depths - 1.6 mm according to the regulations, 3 mm for summer and 4 mm for winter tyres - the set contains a tire tread depth gauge. With the help of the chalk the stored wheels can be easily marked and labelled.
The robust plastic and space-saving partitioning of the GEDORE red case minimise weight and also keep things tidy.
As a special extra, the wheel mounting kit contains a voucher for the first calibration of the torque wrench included.
1. Engage first gear and apply handbrake
2. Loosen wheel nuts slightly crosswise
3. Lift the vehicle with jack
4. Unscrew wheel nuts completely
5. Remove the tyre
6. Clean hub and apply copper paste
7. Put on a new tyre
8. Insert wheel bolts and tighten them handtight crosswise
9. Lower the vehicle again
10. Tighten wheel nuts with a torque wrench
11. Check tyre pressure