Flat Tire Changing Tips

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Monday, November 8th, 2021 at 4:25 am
View of a flat tire being repaired using a lug wrench and jack

How to change the flat tire in your Acura? 

As a car owner, you must learn how to change the flat tire in your Acura so that you may be able to provide emergency assistance to your vehicle until you reach a service center. Karen Radley Acura in Woodbridge, VA, teaches you how to change the flat tire in your Acura in nine easy steps. Continue reading for more information.  

Steps to Change a Flat Tire 

Step 1: Prepare for the repair by getting to a well-lit area free of traffic.  

Step 2: Gain access to the spare tire and jack by lifting the trunk compartment lining.  

Step 3: Remove the wing nut by turning it counterclockwise and then lift out the spare tire from the trunk.  

Step 4: Make sure that the car is parked on a level surface and emergency parking brakes are engaged.  

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Image of a person using a lug wrench to loosed the nuts
Image of a person using a jack to raise a vehicle

Step 5: Loosen the lug nuts slightly using the wrench and place the jack in the correct crevice.  

Step 6: Raise the vehicle and then remove the lug nuts altogether.  

Step 7: Replace the flat tire with the spare tire and lightly screw on the lug nuts.  

Step 8: Lower the jack and tighten the lug nuts.  

Step 9: Replace the flat tire and the tool kit under the trunk compartment lining.  

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You are not prepared to continue with the rest of your journey. If you are near the Woodbridge, VA area, step into Karen Radley Acura to quickly service your vehicle. You can also schedule a service appointment for the regular maintenance of your car. You can also shop for tires and replace the current ones with better-quality tires at reasonable rates. Contact us for more information and assistance.