If there's one major lesson that every driver should know, it's how to change a tire. You never know when it could happen to you - or when you could be the helpful passenger there to save the day.
EVERY CAR IS DIFFERENT, BUT HERE IS A GENERAL GUIDE ON HOW TO CHANGE A TIRE:

  1. Slowly, find a safe spot to pull over, and apply your parking brake.
  2. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other cars around you of the situation.
  3. Get out the jack, wrench, and spare tire from your trunk - all of which you should have stashed ahead of time!
  4. Loosen the lug nuts with the wrench, but don't remove them entirely.
  5. Using the jack, lift the vehicle off of the ground by about six inches.
  6. Now, remove the lug nuts entirely as well as the tire.
  7. Place the spare tire in its new spot.
  8. Lightly put on the lug nuts, but don't secure them tightly just yet.
  9. Lower the car back down, and remove the jack from underneath.
  10. Now, make sure that the lug nuts are tightened, adjusting one at a time until they are equally as tight as possible.
  11. Lastly, put your flat tire and tools back in your car. Please don't leave your flat tire on the road for someone else to clean! 

In general, do your best to keep your tires in good shape, and perhaps, if you're extra lucky, you'll never even have to change one! For more service tips and guides, contact us or visit us anytime at Phil Wright Autoplex.