The Safest Way to Change a Flat Tire on a Vehicle

If you get a flat tire on the road, ride the rim to the safety of the shoulder and follow these steps for changing the tire. With the vehicle in park, start to slightly loosen the lugs on your flat tire. Jack the vehicle up high enough so the tire clears the road and then you can continue to use the lug wrench to remove the lugs. Gently pull the tire off the studs, set it safely aside, and place the spare tire on the tire studs.

Tighten the lugs only enough to secure the tire, then lower the vehicle down to the ground so you can tighten the tires the rest of the way. Gather up the flat tire, lug wrench, and jack, and get to a service center for a tire replacement. Bring the vehicle in to Gordie Boucher Mazda of Janesville and our team will inspect the tires for signs of trouble.



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