Snow Tire Removal
People who live in cold climates where there is snow and ice all over the ground and streets during the winter months need to find a way to drive on these dangerous roads safely. One of the best ways for them to do this is to use snow tires.
These specific types of tires are built with small, flat studs all throughout the tire. These studs help to provide better traction and to make it harder for the tires to slip and slide all over the icy roads. When changing snow tires the first thing that you will have to do is to remove all of the studs from it. This process will take a long time so it is important that you make sure that you have plenty of time and are in a comfortable position.
- The first thing that you will need to do is to remove tire from rim or remove the valve stem core by deflating the tire in order to make it a lot more pliable. The next thing you will need to do is stand the tire upwards and set it between your legs in order to help support it.
- You will need to use a set of long and narrow handled dikes. These are much easier than the short and blunt handled types. Use this dike to grab each of the individual studs from the base below the carbide tip. You will need to use a lot of force when trying to remove it. However, you need to be careful that you do not cut the tread of the tire.
- You will need to go all around the snow tire in order to remove each of the studs. Most types of snow tires will use more than one hundred studs that are in the tread. Although this is a long process it is one of the easiest and the only method you are able to use.