How to Safely Change Your Tire

May 2nd, 2019 by

Every year, hundreds of thousands of car owners experience a flat tire. This problem is so common that experts say every driver will experience at least five flat tires in their lifetime. Knowing how to change a tire on your Toyota Camry or Toyota Highlander saves you precious time out on the road and ensures your safety. Our car dealership in Newnan, GA is here to offer a few tips for a safe tire changing experience.

Put Safety First

Regular maintenance and inspections are necessary for every vehicle. But, drivers often forget to check their spare tire and tools during the process. Put your family’s safety first by keeping this list of supplies in your car:

  • Properly inflated spare tire
  • Lug wrench
  • Tire wedges
  • Scissor jack
  • Safety flares, flags, or lights
  • Flashlight
  • Reflective clothing

How to Change Your Tire 

Changing a tire on a Toyota is easy. Once you’ve parked in a safe location, turn on your hazard lights and put your emergency brake on. Grab your tools and place the tire wedges opposite of the flat tire. Loosen the lug nuts using the lug wrench, and carefully jack up your car. You now want to remove the lug nuts and the flat tire. Make sure you put the lug nuts in a safe spot for easy retrieval. Next, install your spare tire by lining it up to the wheel studs, and reattach the lug nuts. Lastly, lower your vehicle to the ground and tighten the lug nuts completely.

Visit Toyota of Newnan

Next, make your way to Toyota of Newnan. The team in our Toyota service center near Fayetteville is able to check your entire vehicle for damage and determine the cause of the flat. If needed, we are able to repair the flat tire or outfit your vehicle with a brand-new tire.

No matter what, we have you covered here at our GA Toyota dealership. Contact us today to learn more tips on changing a flat tire or to set up an appointment.

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