The Chevrolet service available here at Patriot Auto Group is comprehensive and versatile. Not only do we provide preventative care and maintenance for your vehicle, but we’re also sharing all you need to know about managing repairs out on the open road. Here’s a look at essential emergency car services, like changing a tire.
How Do I Change a Car Tire?
Flats can happen for many reasons, which is why it’s useful to be able to change your car’s tire out on the go. Here are the steps you’ll want to take to get a new tire on and your vehicle driving safely again.
- Get to Safety: Before you begin the tire changing process, you want to make sure that you and your vehicle are in a safe location. Try to park away from traffic or hazards and on a flat surface for easier service.
- Chock Your Wheels: You want to make sure your vehicle is well-secured before beginning service. Chock the wheel and engage the parking brake to begin.
- Loosen the Lug Nuts: Some cars have a hubcap or wheel cover, which will need to be removed to get to the lug nuts. Loosen the lug nuts, but do not remove them.
- Jack the Car: Use the manual to find the best location for your vehicle’s jack, then raise the car up about six inches.
- Exchange the Tires: Remove the lug nuts and then take off the flat tire. Replace it with the spare tire and put the lug nuts back into place, but don’t tighten them all the way.
- Lower the Car: Lower your vehicle until the tire is resting on the ground but the pressure is still on the jack. Finish tightening the lug nuts all the way.
- Clean Up: Return the jack and your tools back to their place and then hit the road in your repaired Chevy car.
Schedule reliable tire service and find more emergency car support here at Patriot Auto Group.