We might have all been taught how to change a tire in driver’s education, or by our mom or dad, but that was a while ago, wasn’t it? So here’s a refresher course:
- Use a wrench to loosen the lug nuts – Just loosen them, don’t take them off yet. You can try standing on the wrench arm if the lug nut is very tight.
- Use the jack to lift the vehicle off the ground – Make sure you consult the owner’s manual so you know where to place the jack. Jack it up until the car is about 6 inches off the ground.
- Remove the lug nuts and pull the tire off the car – Pull the tire straight towards you.
- Place the replacement on the car & put on the lug nuts – Line up the holes and push the spare all the way into the wheel base, then insert the lug nuts into the holes loosely.
- Lower the car back to the ground – Use the jack to lower it back down, then remove it from underneath the car.
- Tighten the lug nuts – Do this one at a time until they can’t be turned anymore.
This is a quick-fix guide for if you get a flat, but if you’re changing seasonal tires, or just changing one, it’s best to bring it to your dealership so ensure you’ll be driving safely once the tires are replaced!