9 Easy Steps to Changing a Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is important for saving time and money. You don't want to be delayed when you have a meeting, a special event, or you need to be at work on time. At Southgate Lincoln, we care about our customers, so whether you want to change a tire on your own or let us handle it, we're here to help. To change a flat tire, you must:

  1. Park in a safe place if possible where your car is on level ground and not on grass or dirt.
  2. Turn off the car, engage the parking brake, and place wheel chocks on the side of your car that isn't being raised.
  3. Loosen the lug nuts. You can apply oil to them if you're struggling to loosen them.
  4. Lift your car based on how your owner's manual tells you to. The most secure place for a jack varies among models, which is why you must check the owner's manual.
  5. Remove the flat tire.
  6. Put on the new tire.
  7. Reattach the lug nuts. Only tighten the lug nuts enough for the wheel to not fall off. Also be aware that the sequence of tightening lug nuts matters. Check the correct sequence for your vehicle.
  8. Carefully lower your car to the ground and remove the jack.
  9. Tighten the lug nuts all the way in the right order.

If you have any questions about changing a flat tire, feel free to ask us. Stay safe on the road and follow up with our service center whenever you prefer for a professional to change your tires.



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