Changing a Flat and Getting to a Tire Center – Mesa AZ Accurate Automotive Tells You How
One of the nearly inescapable dangers of driving a car is having a blowout, or at least getting a flat tire. When you are confronted with this issue, will you know how to put on a spare tire and get to a tire center? Mesa AZ is home to the tire center that consumers prefer, Accurate Automotive. From the moment your car arrives at Accurate Automotive, it is in the best possible hands.
While Accurate Automotive does offer towing services, this article explains precisely how to put on a spare tire, so if you get a flat tire you can get your car to the tire center at Accurate Automotive personally and save the costs of towing your car.
1Remember that safety comes first, so take all precautions to protect yourself. If you experienced a blow-out while driving, pull safely to the side of the road and turn on your hazard lights. Once stopped, put your car into park and firmly set the emergency brake.
2Get the tools and spare tire from out of your car. They are most often stored in the trunk, but some cars have storage compartments in the undercarriage.
3Loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire, but do not to fully remove them.
4Check the owner’s manual of your car to learn where you should place the jack under your car. After locating the placement area, begin jacking up your car. Keep in mind that you must jack the car up higher than is necessary to remove the flat tire because a fully inflated tire will be taking its place.
5Fully remove the already loosened lug nuts from your car. You must be extremely careful not to lose these, as they are required to fasten your new tire back to your car. A good idea is to place them in your hubcap and set it at a distance where you will not knock it over.
6Remove the flat tire and put the spare tire in its place. When aligning the holes in the spare with the bolts on the car, make sure that the air valve is facing you.
7Retrieve the lug nuts and use the lug nut wrench to fasten the spare to your car. When tightening them, work in a star pattern so that the tire fastens most securely.
8Use the jack to lower your car back to the ground.
9Use the lug nut wrench to finish tightening the lug nuts.
After returning the tools to your car, you are ready to go. However, you are probably aware that a spare tire only lasts so long. And even if you replaced your flat with a fully functional tire, you still need to replace your spare. At this juncture, you need to know how to get to a tire center. Mesa AZ residents are in luck because Accurate Automotive provides everything consumers require for their automobile’s wheels and tires. Whether you need to replace only one tire, install an entire set of wheels, or a simple alignment, Accurate Automotive is your complete tire center.