Eight Simple Steps to Changing a Tire That You Should Know

Steps to Changing a Tire when it goes flatDo you know how to change a tire? If not, now is the time to learn! The first time you get a flat, you’ll be glad that you did.

Thankfully the steps to changing a tire are simple:

  1. Pull over to a safe location, and put on your emergency lights to alert drivers around you.
  2. Use your wrench to loosen – but not to remove – the lug nuts.
  3. Use your car jack to raise your vehicle about six inches off the ground (make sure you place the jack where it’s recommended by your manufacturer).
  4. Now, completely remove the lug nuts, and then, remove the tire.
  5. Put on your new tire and gently replace the lug nuts – but do not tighten them yet!
  6. Use the jack to lower your vehicle back onto the ground.
  7. Tighten the lug nuts evenly, tightening each a little bit at a time, until they are equally tight.
  8. Be sure to put away your tools and properly store or dispose of your old tire.

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