tire iron

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tire iron

[′tīr ‚ī·ərn]
(design engineering)
A single metal bar having bladelike ends of various shapes to insert between the rim and the bead of a pneumatic tire to remove or replace the tire.
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The product line includes truck tire tools (bead holders, wheel protectors, wheel lifting bar, mounting and demounting tools, etc), wheel lug tools (cap nut wrenches, lug nut cover remover, and rim guard), small tire irons, twist socket sets, and a workshop vise.
In the late 1980s, the MSPB conducted a survey of federal managers, asking them what tools they used in dealing with poor performers and how often tire tools were effective.
Rather than pay someone to mount and dismount the tires, I got my manual tire tools and proceeded to change tires the "old school" way.