Safely Change Your Flat Tire with These Tips

Knowing how to change a flat tire is necessary. Although Roadside Assistance usually covers flat tire changes, a time could arise when you have to do it on your own. If you happen to get a flat tire, be sure that you know how to change it safely with these tips from your Audi Atlanta team in Atlanta, GA.

You'll need to have certain items to help you change your tire safely: wheel chocks, tire tools, a lug wrench, a car jack, a flashlight, and emergency warning devices. We suggest that you do a practice run if you've never changed a flat tire before. This will come in handy if you have to change your tire in the dark or when it's raining.

Before you start to change your flat, be sure that your vehicle is secure. Turn the engine off and turn on the emergency brake. Loosen the lug nuts before you lift the car, and once it's at least six inches off of the ground, then you can take off the lug nuts. After the wheel and tire are removed, position your spare tire in the front of the wheel well and tighten the lug nuts.

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