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Tighten the wheel nuts while the car is still rested on the Jack

My car’s tyre burst day before, thanks to a pothole on the speed lane! I replaced the tyre with a spare and drove to a garage near to my office where I bought a new tyre. While replacing the tyre on the spare rim with the new one, the garage mechanic gave me an important tip.

After mounting the wheel, he asked me to apply the brakes and he tightened the wheel nuts while the car was still rested on the Jack. This way the wheel and the nuts get fixed properly. If the wheel nuts are tightened after taking out the Jack, there is a possibility that the nuts might get loosened which will result in a definite hazard since the wheel can come out while driving!