Step by Step on How to Replace a Flat Tire

Here is a detailed step-by-step to safely changing your car tire.

  1. Move the vehicle to a flat location, place safety flares or triangles if on the highway.
  2. Slightly loosen each lug nut before using he car jack.
  3. Jack up the car until the tire is off the ground, then remove all the lugs.
  4. Pull off the flat tire and set it safely off to the side.
  5. Grab your spare tire and place it on the wheel bolts. If the car is too low, jack it up slightly higher.
  6. Hand tighten the lug nuts, then one turn with the wrench, then lower down the car.
  7. Once the car is off the jack, use the wrench to tighten all the lugs in the appropriate sequence.
  8. Only drive on the spare a short distance.

Hopefully these tips provided by David McDavid Plano Lincoln help to keep you safe changing your tire. Stop by our service center for your tire needs.

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