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tools needed to change tires

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tools needed to change tires

hey guys, so don't wanna keep going to Costco twice a year to change tires and looking into doing it myself (should know how anyway)

at the same time, I want it to be efficient as possible in doing so without having to break the bank (like spending thousands ) ..several hundred im fine wit


what do I need ? where should I go to buy ?
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Hundreds+++ of videos on it on YouTube.
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IcarusLSC wrote: Hundreds+++ of videos on it on YouTube.
ok but I'm sure there are different tools you can use (some ways are more manual than others )

in terms of where to buy, just Canadian Tire?
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I use these, probably cost me around 300? been changing mine over for about 3 years... i think I've somewhat broke even.

- jack
- jack stands
- torque wrench
- breaker bar
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thanks ..and to be clear .I'm using the same rims for both winter and summer so I assume I need additional tools for that
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In that case you will need to purchase a tire balancing machine since you will be mounting/dismounting the tires.

Price starts at high $1000 depending on model and functions required, or you can purchase a second hand balancer.
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DJ Trance AZ wrote: In that case you will need to purchase a tire balancing machine since you will be mounting/dismounting the tires.

Price starts at high $1000 depending on model and functions required, or you can purchase a second hand balancer.
sorry just to be clear...because im using the same rims ? maybe I should just buy another pair of rims then
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nvm yes ...ok ..should have bought rims for the winter tires...face palm ..live to learn
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good place to steelies? Honda CRV 2016 se
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The first place you should’ve checked on where to change your tires is the owners manual for your car, which should be in your glove box. This will have all the details from rotating to inflation details, to how to use the tire changing tools in your trunk.

If you want to take it one step further and invest in power tools then look at a decent hydraulic jack, some wheel chocks (or a couple of bricks), an decent impact gun (cordless or battery is fine), a socket that will fit your lug nuts and impact gun and torque wrench can torque higher than 50 ft.lb.

Using existing rims as you have already found out is not feasible for even the most experienced as you have to dismount, mount and balance.

Good luck and educate yourself because doing it wrong can seriously hurt yourself or damage your vehicle.
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markopas wrote: The first place you should’ve checked on where to change your tires is the owners manual for your car, which should be in your glove box. This will have all the details from rotating to inflation details, to how to use the tire changing tools in your trunk.

If you want to take it one step further and invest in power tools then look at a decent hydraulic jack, some wheel chocks (or a couple of bricks), an decent impact gun (cordless or battery is fine), a socket that will fit your lug nuts and impact gun and torque wrench can torque higher than 50 ft.lb.

Using existing rims as you have already found out is not feasible for even the most experienced as you have to dismount, mount and balance.

Good luck and educate yourself because doing it wrong can seriously hurt yourself or damage your vehicle.
looking at new steelies at Costco ....some say OEM compatible and hubcentric...should I be looking for those only ?
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markopas wrote: The first place you should’ve checked on where to change your tires is the owners manual for your car, which should be in your glove box. This will have all the details from rotating to inflation details, to how to use the tire changing tools in your trunk.

If you want to take it one step further and invest in power tools then look at a decent hydraulic jack, some wheel chocks (or a couple of bricks), an decent impact gun (cordless or battery is fine), a socket that will fit your lug nuts and impact gun and torque wrench can torque higher than 50 ft.lb.

Using existing rims as you have already found out is not feasible for even the most experienced as you have to dismount, mount and balance.

Good luck and educate yourself because doing it wrong can seriously hurt yourself or damage your vehicle.
fortunately, just found out my bro in law is pretty good at it and he can supervise me
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joyceetal wrote: fortunately, just found out my bro in law is pretty good at it and he can supervise me
Great place to start.
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markopas wrote: Great place to start.
are you able to comment on my rims question a couple of posts above ? Ty!

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