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How old were you

Discussion in 'General Automotive Talk' started by yellowbird, Oct 17, 2013.

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  1. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Apr 25, 2012
    Truck Driver
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Yeah, once the gear is there I can change it in about 5 minutes. Once you know how and you have the proper gear with your, your all set.

  2. dannyboy

    dannyboy Member Founding Member Top Thread

    May 24, 2013
    Yeah i never wanted to be caught in a situation where i had to wait for assistance. I would much rather get the job done myself and just be on my way.
  3. Petar Petrov

    Petar Petrov New Member

    Jan 6, 2014
    I would say I was around 16. I had to change the tires because they were old. I have never had a flat tire. I love changing tires especially on old cars because the lug nuts are stuck and rusted and it makes it interesting. :D
  4. dapapas

    dapapas New Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    I was probably 8. My mom was a single mother and I was the first born of three boys. I took on a lot of what would be the "mans" responsibilities early on.

    My brother is 4 years younger a than I. I'll never forget the day he called me at 10pm at night because he had a flat tire. He was on a date and driving her home. 2 blocks from her house... POOF! He didn't know what to do. When I got there the hood was up! What! Why was the hood up you may ask. We'll let me tell you. He had the hood up so that if someone was passing by it would look like he was working on the car!!!!!!!!!!
    A 21 year old and didnt know how to put a spare tire!
  5. Daimashin

    Daimashin Active Member Founding Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    I had my experience changing a tire when I was 14 years old, with the help of my father who took the spare out of the trunk. For some odd reason, my dad wanted me to learn to change my own tires on that particular chance. Nevertheless, it was an invaluable knowledge.
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  6. randee555

    randee555 Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    I think I changed my first tire when I was around 14 or 15. I've always been the type of female who goes by "anything a man can do, I can do", so I've always made sure I don't need a "man" to do things for me when I'm fully capable of doing it myself.
  7. mauricioq

    mauricioq Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    I'm new to driving, so for now, my tires are still good! But I'm ready to change them when that happens!
  8. rosa

    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

    Jan 20, 2014
    I was old enough when I changed my first tire but I was so nervous and thought it was just too much of a messy work for me to handle. My husband did most of the work but at least I got the idea.
  9. Windsor62

    Windsor62 New Member

    Apr 6, 2014
    I have never had to change one on the road, but the first time I took wheels off and put them back on was doing some brake work last summer (21). I made the rookie mistake of not using a torque wrench and then panicked when my car made horrible noises later that night!
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