A good, strong tyre lever is useful as a lever for jobs such as checking wear in steering ball joints or adjusting the generator. Home car mechanics do not need levers for tyre removal and refitting, a job for a specialist.

A tire iron (also tire lever or tyre lever) is a specialized metal tool used in working with tires.

Tire irons have not been in common use for automobile tires since the shift to the use of tubeless tires in the late 1950s. The term is occasionally mistakenly used to refer to a lug wrench (esp. US), which is included along with a spare tire and jack on most new cars.

Bicycle tire irons are still in use for those tires which have a separate inner tube, and can have a hooked C-shape cut into one end of the iron so that it may be hooked on a bicycle spoke to hold it in place.

Read more on Wikipedia

Cet outil est utilisé dans

Renewing disc-brake pads

It is vital to know when disc-brake pads need replacing. Some makers state a minimum safe thickn...

Replacing gaskets and oil seals

Gaskets and oil seals should be replaced if worn or leaking, or whenever removed during servicin...

Checking, removing and refitting road wheels

When you take the wheels off to inspect the tyre walls, clean the wheels thoroughly and look clo...

Checking steering-rack security

Most modern cars have rack-and-pinion steering gear, mounted across the car. Usually the rack ho...