Think you can change a car tyre? Which? research reveals bizarre choice of tools

29 July 2010

Check car tyres for wear

Check car tyres for wear

Three quarters of people think they can change a car tyre, but a fifth of these don't know the best way to do it.

When Which? asked people what they thought they need to change a car tyre, suggestions included a hammer, scissors and a pair of pliers. A few even suggested they'd need a man.

All you actually need is a wrench and a jack - and if you're on a slight hill you might also need a block of wood as a chock.

If you're one of those people who's a little hazy on the details, watch our video guide to changing a tyre before you next hop in your car. If you need new tyres, see our car tyre reviews. 

Far more men than women thought they could change a tyre - 96% compared with 55%. 

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