More like, FUCK! than Cool, but I’ll change it none-the-less.
Both of my daughters had to change a tire by themselves before they were allowed to schedule their road tests. While I doubt either of them would actually have to change one now, it is always good to know that a thing/task/etc. isn’t all that hard to do.
Last time I had a flat I had to call AAA. Not to change the flat, but to get one of the lug nuts off. The little wrench that came with my car didn’t provide much leverage, and that thing had welded itself to the bolt somehow. Being a collection of inconsequential mass, I tried kicking, even jumping on it. f=ma.
(The AAA guy also had trouble before getting out a big square metal tube, practically the size of a railroad tie, at least as I remember it, which was validating.)
@rtjhnstn Some people say you should avoid this stuff as it can ruin your tire pressure sensors. If you use it, be sure to tell the mechanic who fixes your tire that you used it, as some are reported to be explosive if the tire is dismounted the “wrong” way. And they do not fix holes in the sidewall.
My car actually came with no spare tire. Disconcerting. Also, they pave the roads around here with dry-wall screws. I do know how to plug/patch a tire. If one goes flat-flat, I’ll have to call somebody.
I can change a flat tire. Luckily it’s not something I’ve had to deal with often. The last time I got a flat, someone I knew happened to be driving the same road and pulled up behind me within a couple of minutes. I had barely gotten off the phone with my job letting them know I’d be late. He changed it way faster than I would of been able to.
Probably looked like the stereotypical “fucking woman doesn’t know how to change a flat.” I do though, I swear.
I know how to change a flat, but I usually am unable to remove at least one of the lug nuts. The last flat was a broken valve stem when filling the tire with air. I called two big burly guys who also had trouble removing the nut.