Stuck with a Flat Tire? Here's How to Change a Tire Step by Step

Stuck with a Flat Tire? Here's How to Change a Tire Step by Step

Stuck with a Flat Tire? Here's How to Change a Tire Step by Step


A flat tire can happen to any driver; therefore it is important to know what to do in case you find yourself in this unexpected scenario. Know that with the right resources and a little bit of knowledge, you can get back on the road again in no time.


First, open your owner's manual found in your glove box to find the location of your spare tire and jack tools.


Once you find the tire location, it's a good idea to find something hard (jack tool) and hit the side wall of the spare tire to make sure it's not flat.


Next, Remove the jack from its holder and start twisting the handle by hand until it's close to the height of the vehicle. You will then want to refer to your manual as where to place the jack.


Now once you have the jack in place, take the tire iron and loosen the lug nuts (not removing them, you'll want to do this while the weight of the vehicle is on the tire otherwise it'll just spin.)


Once the lug nuts are free, you can continue to jack the vehicle up until the tire is off the ground. At this time, you can remove the lug nuts completely and remove the rim off the vehicle.


Next, take the spare tire out of its holder, and place it on the vehicle.


Install the lug nuts by hand until tight.


Take the tire iron and tighten as much as you can. At this time, you can lower the jack, lowering the tire back to the ground.


Now that the weight is off the jack you can now tighten the wheel completely.


Next, re-install the jack and tools back in the proper places and put the flat tire in the trunk of the vehicle.


Then proceed to the dealership, at the recommended speed the tire has on the side wall so they can further assist you.


And remember, learning this basic skill can save you time and money.


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