How to Change a Flat Tire in 5 Simple Steps

Almost every motorist in Buena Park will at some point need to change a flat tire. If you’re wondering how to handle this type of situation, follow these 5 simple steps from Bright Towing Buena Park.

Step 1
You might be tempted to use a jack to raise your vehicle off the ground first, but don’t! Before you do this, you need to loosen the wheel nuts to ensure you don’t put too much pressure on the vehicle when it’s in the air. Don’t completely remove the wheel nuts at this stage.

Step 2
Now use the jack to elevate the vehicle. There’s no need to raise it a foot off the ground; it should just be about two inches off the floor. Check your vehicle manual to find the best place to apply your jack.

Step 3
Detach the lug nuts now. Remove the wheel and place your spare on the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts so they’re secure but not completely on. You don’t want the pressure of using a wrench to knock your vehicle off the jack.

Step 4
Using the jack, return the vehicle to the ground.

Step 5
Fully tighten the wheel nuts and place your flat tire and equipment in your trunk. You’re now ready to get on your way. Make sure you take the flat tire for repair as soon as possible!

If you’d like a new tire, or if you’d like assistance changing a flat tire, get in touch with Bright Towing Buena Park today. For years we’ve helped locals with all their towing needs, providing a professional, dependable and honest service along the way.