How to change a flat tire Skylur clark
Tools needed • Spare tire • Jack • Lug wrench
Step one Park your car on a flat surface. If you get a flat while on the road, pull your car as far away from traffic as possible . Make sure to put on the emergency brake. It’s also recommended to put a block on the tire opposite of the flat tire.
Step two Remove the hubcap. If your car has a hubcap, remove it so you can get to the lug nuts. Use the hubcap to hold the nuts
Step three Loosen the nuts. Grab your lug wrench and place it on the flat tire’s lug nuts. Loosen them up by turning them counterclockwise. Loosen the nuts a few turns, but don’t take any of them off yet!
Step four Place the jack underneath your car. Check your owner’s manual for the correct placement of the jack. Turn the hand crank at the end of the jack to raise the jack until it comes into contact with your car’s frame. Make sure it’s touching a sturdy spot.
Step five Jack it up! Start cranking the jack until the wheel is high enough above the ground to remove the tire.
Step six Remove the flat. Remove the lug nuts from the wheel. You should be able to do it by hand because you’ve already loosened them. Remove the flat tire and lay it flat.
Step seven Slap on your spare. Take your spare tire and line up the lugs, or bolts, with the holes in the wheel and slide the wheel on. Once the wheel is on, take your lug nuts and tighten them by hand until you meet firm resistance.
Step eight Lower the car. Lower the jack until the wheel is firmly on the ground.
Step 9 Finish tightening your lug nuts. They have to be on really tight so the wheel doesn’t go flying of on your way to the tire shop. If your car has five lug nuts use this pattern. If your car has four then use this pattern.