Re: Who Needs A Man When You Can Do Jobs Like This?
[QUOTE=Rhian;1814117]This reminds me of the day I changed a flat tyre for a spare, in a howling gale, on a hill, in the dark, during rush hour on a busy A road.
I used my feet to turn the big spannery thing so that I was sure the nuts had been tightened to the absolute limit.
My bedraggled appearance meant I had to recount the heroic tale for my parents (I was picking the children up on my way from work). They were gushing in their praise and admiration
And then as I and the kids piled in to the car for our brief journey home my dad added a
"Rhian, just ask Mark (ex) to double check the nuts for you when you get back...
Just in case" !!!
Awesome! I've had likewise scary but successful tire changes in horrible locations. Once was when the kids were in their toddler seats and the spare was stowed beneath them! I love my dad for making me learn how to change one before I left for university, but I also regret it because I have no excuses!
Smart to stand on the lug wrench spannery thing; another tip is to sit on the ground and put the tire on your feet, and then raise your feet in a V to lever the tire into position - which is the hardest part of the whole thing.
The women on this forum are some kind of self-reliant! Bravo!