The Essentials of Changing a Tire

One of the most common issues that drivers face on a road trip has to be a flat tire. Whether it is from a pothole or a nail in the road, a flat tire can ruin a trip, unless you are prepared. When you have the right items to fix your tire, you can bypass waiting for someone to have to come to help you.

The main things that you will need are a jack, a lug wrench, and the spare tire. To get the flat tire off, first you loosen the lugs in a star-pattern with the lug wrench, then lift the vehicle with the jack, and finish taking the lugs off. Now you can store the flat and take out your spare. With the car still lifted, put the spare on and tighten the lugs. When you lower the vehicle back to the ground, make sure all the lugs are tight. Don't let a flat tire ruin your trip, be prepared and enjoy your trip!

To avoid a flat, make sure you get regular maintenance done on your vehicle. The experts at Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston are trained to spot low-pressure tires when your vehicle is in our service center. We want to make sure you don’t have to deal with a flat, equipped for it or not.

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