‘Break’ the tire bead loose with a Bead Breaker
Remove the Tire with Tire Irons
The BeadBuster tool only helps with the 1st step.
But critically, the 1st step is usually the hardest. Dislodging the tire bead from the rim (aka ‘Breaking’ the Bead) can be almost impossible without the right setup and tools. We also sell great, Heavy Duty tire irons for Step 2.
The tire bead is held in place between the lip of the rim, and a small bump-like feature called the “Bead Retainer”.
The tire seals around its inside diameter, and is held in place with air pressure; the bead retainer’s job is to keep the tire from moving and losing its seal under side loading. A heavy steel cable runs through the bead, and keeps the tire from expanding and losing the seal.