The Best Way to Change a Flat Tire


Flat tires are something that happen to nearly every driver at some point. You’ll be driving to work in the Norfolk, VA area and you’ll hear that dreaded popping noise and your car starts to drift to one side. Instead of being stranded on the side of the road, it is best that you know how to change a flat tire on your own. Here at the car service centers at our group of auto dealerships, our mechanics are happy to share this brief guide on how to change a flat tire.

Locate your spare tire, jack, and tire iron: After making sure that your car is somewhere where you won’t get hit by traffic, find your car’s spare tire, jack, and tire iron. These are typically located in the truck underneath a cover.

Loosen the wheel lugs: Use the tire iron to apply brute force pressure on each wheel lug. Turn them counterclockwise, and make sure to loosen them but not remove them completely.

Jack up the car: Place the jack underneath the jack point on the body and start to raise it. To do this, you simply need to turn the knob at the end of the jack. Raise the car until it’s completely off the ground.

Remove the flat tire and install the spare: Now remove the wheel lugs completely and remove the flat tire and set it in a secure location. Position the spare over the wheel studs and line up the holes in the wheel in the wheel with the protruding wheel studs. Finally, tighten the wheel lugs back on, lower the car, and your job is complete.

Get a New Tire Installed: Your spare tire is not intended for long-term use. Visit a Hall | MileOne Autogroup service center to get a new tire installed.

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