Our summer has been a lot of fun and non-stop. We have been around town for quite a bit. For one of our summer play dates we all went with our friends to a new bounce house place. On our way out we had a flat. We were in the other mom’s car so I really didn’t know where she kept her tools to change the tire. As much as we looked everywhere together, we didn’t even find the spare tire. I felt hopeless despite knowing How to Change a Flat Tire. My fellow mom did not. Friends, for the benefit of all moms who have a million things to oversee and do, I offer this post on How to Change a Flat Tire
Before you get that flat tire
Be prepared. Know you car and find out where the jack, wheel wrench (lug nut wrench) flashlight, and spare tire at stashed away. Sometimes it is obvious, but many cars have hidden compartments in the trunk or engine to store these items. Also, it doesn’t hurt to check the air pressure of your tires (including your spare) from time to time.
When you get a flat tire
Changing the flat tire
- loosen the nuts on the flat tire: do this using the wrench turning them counter clockwise. DO NOT LOOSEN COMPLETELY OR REMOVE THE NUTS
- raise the car: this is done with the help of your jack. Your owner’s manual will tell you which is the correct place to set the jack under the car. Bring the car high enough to remove the flat tire.
- remove the flat tire: now you can remove the loose nuts and then the flat tire. Make sure you place all the nuts in a place where you wont loose them like your pockets. Flat tire can be stored away in the trunk
- put on the spare tire: then put on and tighten the nuts back into place
- lower the car back down: using the jack and remove it from under the car.
- make sure the nuts at as tight as you can possibly have them
- put away your tools
- remove the emergency brake
Changing a flat tire is very easy to do. Hopefully you never get one, but now you know the steps on How to Change a Flat Tire 🙂
If instead of changing a flat tire, you need to change your car, we suggest you visit our friends at Ames Ford who will get you set up with their best pricing and service.
I am curious, did you know How to Change a Flat Tire?