Changing a tire is basic skill any vehicle owner should know how to do, but honestly, the majority of us don’t. Maintaining your tires by rotating them, keeping proper inflation, and tracking treads will help prevent a blowout. (For more information on tires, visit the Basic Car Maintenance blog.) A tire may also suddenly deflate if you run over a nail in a construction zone or hit a curb at the right angle. It’s important to have a spare tire and car jack at all times in your vehicle in case the unexpected occurs. If you’re unsure of how to change a tire, check out this short video below.