Originally Posted by candyman
I wonder how many people without run-flat tires will go through the onerous task of swapping out a rear tire and putting the spare on the rear if they get a flat in front. This is my understanding of the what has to be done for a front flat:
1. Jack front, remove flat and replace with spare
2. Jack rear, put flat on
3. Jack front, remove spare and replace with rear tire
4. Jack rear, remove flat and replace with spare
W/o run flats you're done after step 1. After explaining the procedure to her, my wife said "good thing we have AAA".
you know, some of us spend their lives optimizing processes. If you get the flat at the front, and if you do have run-flats that prohibit the spare to ride at the front of the car, then:
1. Jack up the rear, put the spare replacing a good tire.
2. Jack up the front, replace the flat with the good tire from step 1.
you achieved the same with half the work.
This way you are jacking around a lot less. Not to mention that you should do yourself a favor and get a bottle style hydraulic jack. You should not crawl under the car with it in use, but for tire rotation and quick flats, it is invaluable, saving time, curses and sweat.