Changing Your Car’s Flat Tire Without Incident

July 31st, 2019 by

Changing a flat tire on your vehicle is a lot easier and safer when you follow this simple step-by-step guide.

  • Always move the vehicle off the road before working on the flat tire, even if you have to ride on the rim a few feet.
  • Be sure to loosen up the lugs a turn or two before using the car jack.
  • Jack the vehicle high enough so the flat tire is no longer in contact with the road surface.
  • Remove the loose lugs, remove the tire, replace with the spare tire, put the lugs back on.
  • Don't tighten the lugs while the vehicle is in the air.
  • Lower the jack, now that the car is back on the ground, tighten the lug nuts all the way.
  • Put away your tools and the flat into your trunk.

  • Keep up with your tire rotation appointments at Simmons Nissan Inc so we can spot tire trouble early.


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