Your Guide to Changing a Flat Tire


Flat tires are something that has happened to nearly all drivers, and if it has yet to happen to you, it’s likely to happen at some point. Instead of sitting in your car, stranded on the side of the road, while you wait for a friend or a tow truck to come to the rescue, why not learn how to change the flat tire yourself? Here at our Hyundai service center, our team of mechanics has plenty of experience changing flat tires, and we’ve put together a handy guide to help you do it on your own.

Step 1: Find the Parts

First, find the car’s spare tire, jack, and tire iron. They’re typically located underneath the floor of the trunk. Once you’ve found all these, make sure the car is in Park and is in a safe location.

Step 2: Loosen the Wheel Lugs

Use the tire iron to loosen each wheel lug. Because they are likely very tight, you’ll have to use brute force.

Step 3: Jack Up the Car

Place the jack underneath the jack point and start to raise the jack until it contacts the car’s frame. Continue raising the car until it is completely raised off the ground.

Step 4: Remove the Flat Tire

Once the car is jacked up, remove the wheel lugs completely, remove the flat tire, and set it aside in a secure location.

Step 5: Install the Spare

Position the spare tire over the wheel studs. To do this, you might have to balance the tire on one foot while moving it into position. After the spare is hanging on the wheel studs, screw each of the wheel lugs back on.

If you have any more questions about changing tires on your new Hyundai car, contact us here at Heritage Hyundai Towson.

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