Emily Chung: Mummy Mechanic


Calling All Manly Men!

Filming CosmoTV's Man Cave episode

We recently had the opportunity to film with Cosmo TV. For this episode of Man Cave, we put two "not-so-manly-men" (as described by their girlfriends) against each other to compete on an automotive task: changing a spare tire. I showed both contestants how to do it and then it was off to the races. They got points for doing the job safely and in the right order.

It was a fun opportunity—I mean, these guys were up to the challenge! Of course, they wanted to be the first one done, but my tech and I really emphasized the importance of safety. 'Cause you can change the tire fast but if it falls off after two feet, we've got another problem. The host, Wilder Weir, was great to work with. He is a cutie and looks quite manly, but you'll have to check out the episode to see how he handles the task of replacing the tire!

A few things to keep in mind when you change your tire (these tips are among those in your owners manual):

  • Apply parking brake
  • Chock the wheel on the opposite corner of the tire you're going to change
  • After changing the tire, tighten the wheel nuts in a "star" pattern

Do you know how to change a spare tire? If not, take some time and do it on your car. That way you'll know what to expect when the emergency arises. You can find instructions in your owners manual—now that the warmer weather is coming, why not do it with your kids?

Episode airs on CosmoTV on May 15th at 9pm. Watch it and let me know what you think!