A Do-It-Yourself Manual Tire Changer

If you live in a remote area without ready access to a professional auto shop, make this manual tire changer and you'll be able to swap out punctured or damaged tires yourself.

manual tire changer - breaking the bead
To break the bead, place the breaker shoe so that it sits next to the tire's rim and simply press-down assembly while "walking" the tool around the rim.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff