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How To Change Your Tires - In North Little Rock, AR
Whether your tire is flat or you just need to switch to a new set for winter, there’s a lot to be gained from knowing how to change tires yourself. You can forego a trip to a dealership or mechanic and save yourself some time as well. Changing a tire isn’t really that hard and you only need a few tools. If you have any trouble, don't hesitate to call Russell Honda's service department!
Here are the tools that you'll need to complete this job:
New or spare tire
Location, Location, Location
The first step to changing your tires doesn’t require any tools. If you’ve run a flat on the road, finding a safe spot to change it should be your first priority. Aim for a wide shoulder away from curves or a straight stretch of pavement.
Once you’ve found the right spot, turn on your hazard lights to ensure other drivers can see you. Apply the parking brake before exiting the vehicle.
Begin changing your tire by removing the hubcap prior to lifting the vehicle with the jack. While its best to consult your owner’s manual for proper removal, most hubcaps will pop off with a little work from the flat end of the lug wrench.
Loosen the lug nuts but don’t remove them just yet. Check your owner’s manual for proper jack placement otherwise you risk damaging the vehicle. Once positioned, raise your vehicle about half a foot above the ground.
Finish unscrewing the loosened lug nuts. Pull the tire straight out and away from the vehicle. Place it on its side to avoid potentially chasing a tire into the road.
Mount the spare and push it in until you can see the lug nut posts. Tighten the lug nuts by hand. Do not use the wrench just yet.
Lower the vehicle just above the ground then use the lug wrench to finish tightening the lug nuts. Once tightened, lower the vehicle completely and remove the jack. Make sure the lug nuts are as tight as can be, then replace the hubcap.
Put your equipment away and get back on the road. Make an appointment with the dealership to have your old tire checked out!