For the everyday do-it-yourself mechanic, we have another project for you to learn in case you need it. If you are looking to change your own flat tire, then follow our easy steps and become to handyman you want to be.
Don't forget that if you feel uncomfortable changing your own flat tire, you can bring your car to Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to have your vehicle serviced by an experienced, well-educated staff. Schedule an appointment today for other services we offer.
Before we begin it is important to remember safety. So let's go over that first.
Flat Tire Change Safety
- If you notice your flat tire while driving on the road, try to navigate to a safe, low-traffic spot.
- In order to prevent your vehicle from falling, make sure it is on flat, firm ground for the jack and jack stands to keep it stable.
- Place flares or hazard triangles near you car to signal that you are under stress or working on your car. Also, turn your hazard flashers on to signal the same thing.
Flat Tire Change Tools
- Lug nut wrench, tire iron, or torque wrench
- Jack stands
- Spare tire
Do-It-Yourself Flat Tire Change
- Loosen the lug nuts on your flat tire before raising it off the ground.
- Jack your car up using your car jack and place the vehicle on jack stands by lowering the vehicle onto them.
- Completely finish removing the lug nuts from your flat tire.
- Remove the flat tire from your car.
- Slide the spare tire onto your car lining up the designated holes in your spare tire onto the lug bolts.
- Tighten the lug nuts as much as possible while the vehicle is lifted.
- Raise the car off of the jack stands and then lower the car onto the ground.
- Finishing tightening the lug nuts onto your spare tire.
There you have it! These easy steps to changing your flat tire will turn you into a handyman when necessary.