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Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools

Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools

How do you Rotate Tires Without Any (extra) Special Tools. Depending on what kind of tools you own, tire rotation is not a difficult job. Many people have jack stands or pneumatic jack. But what if you don’t have any special tools?

You have to use something, just not to use special tool. I define the “special” tool as anything that does not come with the car. I assume your car comes with one jack and one compact spare tire. Some cars do not recommend tire rotation such as some BMW, they even do not provide spare tires (run-flat tires), the car does not come with jack either, so this video is not for you if that is the case.

Do You Need Wheel Alignment? How Is It Done?

Do You Need Wheel Alignment? How Is It Done?

 

Do You Need Wheel Alignment? May be yes, may be not. It depends on the degree of Toe, Camber and Caster.

Second question is, if you do need alignment, what kind of package price should you choose? Because not all cars make the alignment adjustable, you may not want to pay the standard price without getting the benefit.

My car has over 150K miles & has never been aligned. The camber and caster are not adjustable by design. The toe is only marginal out of alignment, but in order to save my viewers money and time I decided to go through the professional alignment anyway. This video will show how the alignment is done in a shop with the state of the art laser machine.

If you have a Honda Accord & want to know the valid degree range, it is shown at the time 12:50 of this video.