Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
I went through the same decision a couple months ago when I noticed my tires, rear especially, were at their wear bars. After pondering the cheaper options, I went ahead and just manually changed them. Most difficult was breaking the bead but a couple 2x4's under the edge of my car and I was able to conquer that. I researched and found a great YouTube video where he used "Zip" ties to bull the new tires beads together and with Pledge, yes Pledge spray wax, I was easily able to mount the new tire. Oh yeah, look for the rotation arrows first.....it was even easier to mount the rear the second time.