Monthly Archives: October 2021

How to Change a Flat Tire (With Your Spare)

How to Change a Flat Tire (With Your Spare)

Last month, we talked about the effects of a flat tire and emphasized the importance of tire maintenance. Now, we will discuss how to change a flat tire. The reality is that accidents can still happen, regardless of how your tire maintenance practices. Before you can replace a flat tire, you need the proper tools to carry out the steps. Some of these tools may already be in your car. If not, you should buy them and leave them in your trunk just in case. Items You Need Spare Tire (You should also ensure that the spare tire is always correctly inflated.) Jack Lug Wrench Fully inflated spare tire Vehicle Owner's manual *Nice to Have Items Flashlight with working batteries (in case it's dark)* Rain poncho/jacket/umbrella (in case of inclement weather)* Gloves* Wheel wedges* Step #1 - Loosen the wheel bolts using the lug wrench. Turn the bolt counterclockwise, but do not loosen it entirely. Step #2 - Raise the car Use your owner's manual to find your vehicle's j ... read more