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How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire

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What to Do Beforehand

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  1. Make sure you pump the spare tire before putting it in the trunk of your car. A flat spare is completely useless to you in times of emergency.

  2. Make sure a lug wrench is somewhere in your car at all times. If you’re unfamiliar what a lug wrench is, take a look at the picture on the right; it usually has 4 points, making a small plus sign (+). Auto Repair Shop Webster NY

  3. Make sure you keep a car jack in your car. If you don’t know what a car jack is, check out the picture on the left.

You’ll need all three of these items (pumped tire, lug wrench, and the car jack) to be fully prepared when you experience your first flat tire.


What to Do when you Get the Flat

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So once you notice that telltale flapping sound of a flat, pull over to the side of the road the moment it’s safe to do so. Find a smooth area, avoiding hills or dips. Get the spare, jack, and wrench out of the trunk and locate the problem tire.


  1. Take the lug wrench and slightly loosen the 4 lugs. Don’t take them off quite yet.

  2. Get the car jack and jack up your car till the flat is lifted an inch or two off the ground.

  3. Remove the lugs completely by twisting the wrench to the left (don’t lose any of the lug bolts!).

  4. Take off the flat tire and slide the spare tire on.

  5. Put the lugs back on tight enough so they don’t fall off, but don’t tighten them all the way yet. Auto Repair Shop Webster NY

  6. Use the car jack to lower the car back to the ground.

  7. Now tighten the lugs, but don’t tighten all 4 completely right away. Instead, tighten each opposing set about 50%, then follow up by tightening them 25% more, and then finish by tightening them all the way.

  8. Don’t forget to take care of your tools. Once you arrive back home you’ll need to either repair or replace the flat in your trunk with a fresh tire in case you get another flat in the future.


If you have any questions or need further clarification, please call us at 585-671-4120 and we’d be happy to help!




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