Do You Know What to Do if You Have a Flat Tire?


Having been Anderson, IN Honda dealers for years, we’ve heard too many horror stories about people being stuck on the side of the road – or in their very own driveway – due to a flat tire. Flat tires always seem to happen when you don’t have a moment to spare, meaning when you just can’t wait for roadside assistance to arrive.

With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to explain how you can change a flat on your own. Here’s what you should do if you experience a flat tire:

  •        Pull off the road so that you’re as far away from traffic as possible
  •        Put on your parking brake as well as your hazard lights
  •        Put wedges in front of your front tires if one of your rear tires is flat or put them in back of your rear tires if a front tire is flat
  •        Take the hubcap off the wheel that has the flat tire
  •        Use your lug wrench to partially loosen the lug nuts
  •        Put your jack in the proper position and use it to lift your automobile off the ground
  •         Finish unscrewing the lug nuts
  •         Remove your flat tire and set it to the side
  •         Position your spare tire on the lug bolts and tighten the lug nuts enough to hold the spare in place
  •         Lower your vehicle so that the spare is touching the ground but your car is still supported by your jack
  •         Finish tightening the lug nuts
  •         Lower your car all the way and remove your jack
  •         Put your hubcap back on
  •         Make an appointment to bring your vehicle into our Honda service center near Carmel, IN
  •         Buy a new tire if necessary

For more tips about changing a tire, contact Tom Wood Honda today.

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