Instructions for Changing a Riding Lawn Mower Tire

Changing a flat tire on your riding lawn mower isn't a difficult task. It can be done in an hour or two and once completed, you will be able to use your riding lawn mower right away.

Lawn mower tire

Choosing The Right Riding Lawn Mower Tire

To locate the size of your lawn mower tire, visually inspect the tire. The outside of the tire will have the size or number of the tire. If your tire doesn't have writing on it to specify the replacement size, than refer to your riding lawn mower owner's manual. Once you know the right size, you can purchase a replacement.


Riding lawn mower

You will need the following simple-to-use tools: A ratchet for removing the bolts, a jack for safely elevating the flat tire, and safety goggles.

Removing The Old Riding Lawn Mower Tire

Loosen the bolts holding on the tire; this is best done prior to jacking up the lawn mower. Using the ratchet with a tight grip, turn to loosen the bolts. Once the bolts are loosened the tire will be unstable, which means it is time to jack up the riding lawn mower to change the tire.

Jacking Up The Riding Lawn Mower

Example of an electric car jack

Place the jack under the axle or metal frame of the lawn mower. Only jack up the side of the lawn mower of the tire you intend to replace. Wear your safety goggles while jacking the lawn mower as a precaution. Remove the bolts you previously loosened and remove the tire. Place the new tire on the bolts and place the lug nuts in place with the ratchet. Lower the lawn mower using the jack. Tighten the bolts completely with the ratchet, using the ground to give you leverage.