How to Change the Wheels on a Honda Lawn Mower

Updated February 21, 2017

When your Honda lawnmower tires become smooth or the tire tread wears thin, you must remove and change the tires on your mower so you can get back to mowing again. Honda rider mowers have inflated tires, while the Honda push mowers have hard, plastic wheels. You can easily change the wheels on any of your Honda lawnmowers with a few supplies.

Slide the automotive jack under the side of the axle on the Honda lawnmower that has the flat tire. Jack up the axle 2 to 4 inches off the ground.

Unscrew the centre bolt holding the wheels onto the Honda mowers axle with the correct sized socket. Remove the wheel.

Unscrew the air cap from the tire air valve stem. Push the tire valve stem to the side to release all the air from the tire.

Lay the tire flat on the ground. Kneel on the tire sidewalls. Pry the tire off by inserting the screwdriver between the rim and the tire.

Set the new tire on the Honda rim. Kneel on the tire to slide it on the rim. Finish prying it on with the flathead screwdriver.

Wrap the ratchet strap around the outside of the new Honda tire. Ratchet it down until the sidewalls bend out and touch the inner edge of the Honda rim. Air up the tire with the air compressor. Remove the strap. Air up the tire until it is at the required PSI air pressure listed on the new tyre's sidewall.

Slide the wheel back on the Honda axle. Bolt it back on tightly.

Lower the automotive jack.


Remove the Honda push mower wheels by unscrewing the centre bolt on the wheels with the proper sized socket.

Things You'll Need

  • Automotive jack
  • Socket set
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Ratchet strap
  • Air compressor
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About the Author

Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.