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Before trying to change your tire when your tire actually goes flat, practice at home. Make sure you have all the tools for the job and, of course, a spare tire! Check out my tips on how to change a flat tire and you will be just fine if or when you ever get one! These tips are especially important if you have a teenage driver on the road.
It’s very important to make sure you’re familiar with where to put the jack. You’ll find the correct place in your driver’s manual. You can also carry a bottle of foam to fix flat tires so you might be able to avoid this experience altogether if your tire is not completely destroyed.
If all else fails, first, you need to make sure you’re in a safe place and turn on your hazards. Get all of your tools, take your lug wrench and loosen the lug nuts by turning the wrench to the left. Don’t remove them yet. If they’re really tight you might have to put all your weight into it or use a sledgehammer on it.
Now put the jack under your car, putting it in the correct place and lift it about 6 inches off the ground. Take the lug nuts off now and remove the tire. Put the spare tire on, screw the lug nuts back on but don’t tighten them, lower the car carefully, now tighten the nuts.
Keep alternating lug nuts until they are all tight and voila, flat tire changed! I hope you don’t have to do this anytime soon, but if you do, please be safe!
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