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Tires are subject to wear and tear over time. So, before going out on your ride, check your tires and ensure they are still in good condition.

Here are answers to some additional questions you might have about changing a tire:

Flat tire

Before changing your tires, first, test your tire’s condition. Look for signs of punctures, dents, and rust, and inspect your tire and tread for any damage. Beware of the potential for a flat caused by an improperly inflated tire. Also, ensure your tire has the correct inflation pressure before going on the road.

Some brands of tires have a sticker or plastic strip that says you need to tighten down the front, side, or both to prevent flat spots. These markers can affect how easily your tire’s tread breaks when you ride.

Find a shop where you can change tires quickly without worrying about damaging your tires and scarring your paintwork. Do not change your tires before knowing your vehicle is secure from movement. If you do not know how to change your tires safely, ask for help from a professional, like an experienced tire changer, mechanic, or a friend who knows how. 

Finally, wear gloves during maintenance. You can avoid any scratches with either leather or rubber gloves. It will likewise serve as protection in hot weather wherein the tire iron may be searing to the touch. In the winter or cold weather, gloves can help your hands keep warm while changing the tire, especially outdoors. 

Another thing to remember is that there are multiple kinds of rubber tires, and no one brand will work well for every ride.