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How to Change a Wheel Faster and (Almost) Painlessly

If you ever got caught with a flat—how about that—you know how much it sucks to jack up your car, especially in the middle of a storm, which is when these things usually happen.

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Fortunately, someone came up with a very simple solution to avoid the pain: Just get a scissor jack, any battery-powered drill and a big circle hook that fits. As this how-to video shows, it works great. [Thanks Karl!]

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This post is badly titled. Believe me, the hardest part of changing a tire isn't jacking up the car, it's getting off the lug nuts. Tire shops put them on using pneumatic wrenches, so they are super tough to loosen without a spider wrench. And a spider wrench takes up a good amount of trunk space.