7 Steps for Changing a Flat Tire
You might someday have to tackle the roadside tire change. It doesn’t have to be a bad experience. Follow the 7 steps below and you should be on your way sooner than you thought.
- Get to a safe level spot, put your vehicle in PARK and set the parking brake
- Find your spare tire, jack and tire iron
- Loosen the wheel lugs
- Jack up the car
- Remove the flat tire
- Install the spare
- Lower the car and tighten the wheel lugs completely
Important details about compact spare tires
Compact spare tires have a limited top speed, which will be written on the tire’s sidewall. Don’t exceed that. Compact spares also have limited road life, so use them only long enough to get home or to the nearest service station or tire store. If your vehicle has a full-size spare, there’s no problem.