How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire
We explain how to change your flat tire in this step-by-step video.

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What things do I need to change a flat tire?

What things do I need to change a flat tire?

To change a flat tire, you'll need: a spare tire, a lug wrench, a jack, bricks/large rocks, road side flares, a reflective triangle, a tire pressure gauge, canned tire sealant, and a locking lug nut key.
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Find a safe location when changing a flat tire
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Find a safe location when changing a flat tire

Make sure your car is parked on a flat level surface, far form any oncoming traffic. Engage the e-brake and turn on your hazard lights. If you have roadside flares or a reflective triangle, use them to warn nearby drivers.
Make sure to stabilize your car when changing a flat tire
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Make sure to stabilize your car when changing a flat tire

Find heavy objects to block the wheels. Place them in front and behinds the wheel(s) located diagonally to the tire(s) that have gone flat.
Prepare your tools and your spare tire when changing a flat
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Prepare your tools and your spare tire when changing a flat

Lay out your spare tire, jack, and lug wrench. Use a locking lug nut to guard against theft.
Removing Lug nuts when changing a flat tire
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Removing Lug nuts when changing a flat tire

Attach the Lug wrench to a nut and turn the wrench counter-clockwise. Repeat with each Lug nut until they are all loosened.
Make sure your vehicle is lifted when changing a flat tire
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Make sure your vehicle is lifted when changing a flat tire

Refer to the owner's manual for the best spot to place the jack. Jack the car up until the wheel is off the ground. Never get under the car when it's on a jack.
The proper way of removing wheels and tires to fix a flat
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The proper way of removing wheels and tires to fix a flat

Remove the lug nuts one at a time and keep them together in a spot where they won't roll away. Remove the flat and place it underneath the car just in case the jack fails.
Attaching spare tire in place of a flat tire
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Attaching spare tire in place of a flat tire

Mount the spare tire onto the wheel lugs. the valve stem should be facing outwards. You may need to jack the car up some more to slip on the spare tire. Check the pressure on your spare tire regularly.
Tighten Lug nuts on the spare and lower the vehicle after replacing a flat tire
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Tighten Lug nuts on the spare and lower the vehicle after replacing a flat tire

Replace one lug nut at a time. Begin tightening each lug by hand, then continue with using a lug wrench. Remove the flat tire from under the car and lower the car to the ground. Finish tightening the lugs in opposite pairs.
Keep your tools organized after changing a flat tire
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Keep your tools organized after changing a flat tire

Replace one lug nut at a time. Begin tightening each lug by hand, then continue with using a lug wrench. Remove the flat tire from under the car and lower the car to the ground. Finish tightening the lugs in opposite pairs.
Know your top speed limits when running on a spare tire
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Know your top speed limits when running on a spare tire

Check your owner's manual or the tire itself to determine the spare tire's top speed. Get your vehicle to the nearest garage so they can patch or replace your tire.

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