How Long Does It Take to Change a Tire on a Semi Truck?

Changing a tire on a semi truck can be a daunting task for even the most experienced mechanic. Semi trucks are larger and heavier than normal passenger vehicles, making it more difficult to access and change the tires. It is important to take your time when changing a semi truck tire, as the process can be dangerous and mistakes can cause serious damage to the vehicle or even injury to yourself or others.

The first step in changing a semi truck tire is to ensure that you have all of the necessary tools and supplies.

You will need jack stands, lug wrenches, wheel chocks, and other tools depending on the type of tire that needs to be changed. Once you have all of the necessary tools, you’ll need to find a safe place to work on your vehicle. It’s best to do this in an area that is level and free of debris where you have enough room to move around without risking any damage or injury.

Once you’re in a safe area, it’s time to begin changing your semi truck tire. Start by jacking up the vehicle so that both tires are off of the ground before loosening the lug nuts with your lug wrench.

With all four nuts removed, carefully lower the jack stands so that they support both sides of the axle before completely removing them from underneath the vehicle. At this point, you can begin removing the old tire from its rim and replacing it with your new one.

Once you’ve placed your new tire onto its rim and secured it with all four lug nuts, it’s important to tighten them as much as possible before lowering your jack stands back onto solid ground. After lowering your jack stands, check on each nut one last time to ensure they are tight enough before taking your vehicle out for a test drive.


With everything taken into consideration, it usually takes around 45 minutes or more for an experienced mechanic to change a semi truck tire properly. However; if this task is attempted by someone who isn’t experienced at working on heavy vehicles like semi trucks, then it could potentially take much longer than expected due to potential mistakes being made along the way.

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James Gardner