Chevrolet Service 101: Getting a Flat Tire

March 10th, 2022 by

If you’re lucky, you have never had to deal with a flat tire. There’s a good chance, however, that your luck won’t last forever. This is why it pays to know how to change one so you’re not standing on the side of the road desperately looking up how-to videos on YouTube. This guide from our Chevrolet service center will help you out of this situation:

Get Out Your Tools

The first thing to do when changing a flat is to find the essentials – the jack and lug wrench. Hopefully, you also have a spare tire on hand.

Loosen the Lug Nuts

Now, you’ll want to remove the hub cap (if there is one) and just loosen – not remove – the lug nuts.

Jack Up the Car

Step three is to lift up the car, and you can start by putting the jack under a strong part of the car’s frame. Then turn the handle in a clockwise manner in order to raise the car several inches.

Remove the Bad Tire

Now, take off the lug nuts completely and the flat tire. Then, line up the spare tires with the holes and put the lug nuts back on, making sure they are nice and tight.

Put the Car Back Down

Finally, lower the car by turning the jack handle counter-clockwise. Check the lug nuts again to make sure they are tight.

Visit Carlen Motors to Get a New Tire

Changing a tire is actually pretty simple, but you can’t forget about eventually getting a new tire. This is especially important if you put a donut on, as they aren’t meant to be a permanent replacement. If you need a new tire, get in touch with the parts department at Carlen Motors near Livingston. If we don’t have the one you need in stock, we can order it for you.

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