I’ve got wheels of polished steel
here’s another memory of when I almost died, or at least, almost caused severe bodily damage to myself. Twice.
I was changing the tires on my 92 ford taurus at my mom’s house one day. I had it jacked up, and the wheel was off. I was sitting down, with my legs out in front of me, and as I was reaching and rolling the new tire to me, a big gust of wind came, just enough to knock the car off balance from the jack. The…circular part that the wheel connects to…went slamming to the ground and took a big chunk out of the driveway. I think my feet were just barely in the wheel well area, safe and untouched.
Then, when I had my truck, I learned that just any tire on a truck won’t do. I must have changed the tires on the truck a dozen times. I want to say I had the truck fall twice…, but I only remember 1 time for certain. I was changing the front passenger tire on Erin Street across from my house. If you’re familiar with where I live, Erin street is at least a 30% grade hill. Same thing as with the taurus, I nearly lost my feet.
Remember kids, always block off the opposite/diagonal tire from moving before you jack you’re car up. It doesn’t hurt to block them all off either. If you can, get to a flat surface as well.
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