How to Change a Flat Tire - Tips From Towing Austin Pros

If you are on a middle of the road and your tires come flat, you have to pull over and fix it. But if unfortunately, you do not know how to change a flat tire, then you have to follow these steps. The step-by-step process of changing your tires will require a spare tire, wrench, crucial jack, and along with other tools like a mat, tire gauge, gloves, flashlight and tire blocks. If you do not have any of these tools or you are not confident of changing the tires, call a professional help from an expert roadside assistance provider like Towing Austin Pros. For sure they will immediately respond as they are open for business 24/7.

    • Pull over in a safe spot. Park safely in order to avoid accidents while changing tires. If you are on an uphill area, find a flat space or set the parking brake. As much as possible, avoid parking in a curved area where approaching cars cannot visually see you.


    • Turn on the hazard lights. This is to signal the approaching vehicles that your car is not in good condition. Get the necessary tools needed for the flat tire change and use a wrench to loosen up the lug nuts. Remember not to remove these lug nuts at the moment.


    • Lift the vehicle by using a jack and pull out the lug nuts and flat tire. Depending on the car model, place the jack at its right spot until the tire is lifted 6 inches above the ground. If this is done, pull out the lug nuts and the tire carefully. The proper way of pulling the tire is straight toward yourself.


    • Place the spare tire and the lug nuts. Once you place the spare tire, push it to the wheelbase and line up all the lug nuts. Make sure that you do not put the lug nuts tightly in order to provide enough space for the spare tire.


    • Lower the car and tighten the lug nuts. Through the jack, bring down the car to its ground level. Once the jack is removed, tighten the lug nuts to securely place the tires in place.


  • Place the flat tire and the used tools in the trunk part of the car. Make sure that you do not leave anything in place so that you can still have something to use in the future. With regards to the flat tire, you can have it fixed or totally replace with a new spare tire.