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How to Change a Tire

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:

  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. Remove the lug nuts and pull the tire off the car – Pull the tire straight towards you.


  1. 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.


  1. Lower the car back to the ground – Use the jack to lower it back down, then remove it from underneath the car.


  1. 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!