Changing a Flat Tire

As one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdown, a flat tire is a minor problem that can sometimes cause major aggravation. It's also one of the easiest do-it-yourself car fixes.

If possible, move your vehicle to a safe and level location. Make sure your parking brake is engaged, and place rocks behind the wheels for added security. Your spare tire and jack should be located in the trunk of your car and may come with an instruction manual. Loosen the lug nuts with a wrench slightly before lifting your car with the jack. Remove the nuts entirely and lift off the tire. Replace it with the spare tire and tighten the nuts by hand before using your wrench. Lower the car carefully using the jack. Have the tire replaced as soon as possible.

Staying safe on the road is of ultimate importance. If you have a flat tire or any other vehicle maintenance issue, stop by Volvo Cars Tampa. Our professional mechanics will be happy to assist you in keeping your car in optimal driving condition.



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