Is switching between summer and winter tires the same as changing a flat?
Assuming they're on their own rims and you label them so you know where each one goes, is removing winter tires and installing summer ones (and vice versa) the same as removing a flat and putting on a spare? Or is there more to it than that?
In other words, is it just a matter of knowing how to change a tire?
- Jay PLv 72 months ago
Actually it's the same as changing 4 flat tires at the same time...
- Anonymous2 months ago
exactly the same. Do make sure the summer tires have air in them. They tend to lose air over the winter months. The balancing weights are in the proper spot so the wheels are balanced like before.
- regeruggedLv 72 months ago
If summer tires are mounted on wheels and snow tires are mounted on a second set of wheels you only need to jack up the car, unbolt lug nuts and switch wheels. Just be sure they turn in the same direction for radials.
- The DevilLv 72 months ago
Yes, just like that- as long as they don't have TPMS, which will need resetting each time the wheels are changed, so the car's computer "knows" them.
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- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
The only thing you need to be aware of is that the stock lug nuts may not be the correct lug nuts for your Winter wheels. The taper that contacts the rim can be different.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- CactiJoeLv 62 months ago
For the most part, yuuup! Just torque those lug nuts with a torque wrench. Some tires have a directional tread but have an arrow to tell you which direction they should spin on the car while driving forward. Need to chock at least one wheel so the car doesn't roll when you jack it up.
- champerLv 72 months ago
Yes, it's the same technique. Take them off one at a time and replace with the other. Important - check the pressures as those you've had in store could have lost air over the months. Probably have, in fact.
- scott bLv 72 months ago
If you have two sets of rims, and tires are each mounted on a set, then yes. All you have to do is remove lug nuts, switch tires, and replace lug nuts. If you have two sets of tires, but only one set of rims, then you need to take it to a tire shop to do it, as it requires special equipment to remove/install a tire on a wheel.
- jimanddottaylorLv 72 months ago
Yes it is . Yes it is.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Go to a tire shop and let them do the job while you check your Facebook page.