No matter how many precautions you take and how much care you put into your car's tires, there's bound to come a time when you will have to change a flat. Whether on the side of the road or in a parking lot, changing a tire is much easier than it sounds.

  1. If you're driving when your tire blows, pull over to the side and put on your hazard lights. If possible, drive slowly until you make it to an exit to find somewhere safe to work.
  2. Get your wrench, jack, and spare tire out from your trunk (make sure you always have these in your car for emergencies).
  3. Loosen one lug nut at a time on the damaged tire, being careful not to remove them completely.
  4. Use the jack to raise the vehicle up about six inches. Check the owner's manual for the best place to position the jack.
  5. Remove the loosened lug nuts and take the damaged tire off the car. In its place, put the spare tire.
  6. Put the lug nuts back on loosely. Do not tighten them yet.
  7. Lower the car back down onto the ground
  8. Tighten the lug nuts until they're snug. Make sure the tire is even by tightening the bolts across from each other instead of in a circle.
  9. Put your tools away and take your car to a garage or service department that can equip you with a new tire, such as Royal Moore Buick GMC.


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