June 30, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

Are You Truly Ready To Change a Tire by the Side of the Road?

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The AAA operator apologized, “I’ve called every driver in your area, and none of them are interested in coming out in the middle of the night. You’ll just have to try again in a couple of hours.” So there I was, stuck on a rural road with no help coming until morning. Sure, I had a factory jack, wrench, and spare tire in the trunk. But I’d been neglecting an important aspect of maintenance: I hadn’t looked at my tire change tools–let alone tested them–in years.

Are your lug nuts too tight?

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Are You Truly Ready To Change a Tire by the Side of the Road?