How To Change A Tire

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This may have happened to you: you're driving along, casually, when all of a sudden your tire runs flat, or gets punctured. You've noticed it's damaged and it needs to be changed. 

Luckily, you've got your spare tire in your trunk ready for just this situation, but now what?

Change Your Tire With Ease

  1. Find a safe spot to pull over and turn on your hazard lights.
  2. Take out your jack, wrench, and spare tire from the trunk of the care and bring them over. Use other supplies as needed.
  3. Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts. You may need to remove the hubcap first; in this case loosen the lug nuts by turning the wrench left.
  4. Use the jack to lift the vehicle off the ground. You want the tire to be about 6 inches off the ground.
  5. Remove the lug nuts and pull the tire off the car. Keep the lug nuts safe and secure, and pull the tire straight toward yourself to remove it from the base
  6. Place the spare on the car. Line up the lug nut posts with the holes in the spare and push the spare all the way onto the wheel base until it cannot go any further.
  7. Put on the lug nuts. Don't put them on too tight, just enough for the spare to stay on the car comfortably.
  8. Lower the car back to the ground and remove the jack.
  9. Make sure the lug nuts are tightened. Now tighten the lug nuts as much as possible.
  10. Put your flat tire and tools back in your trunk

Now you're ready to get back on the road! If you ever need a helping hand, you can always call Park Ave BMW! 

Our NJ BMW service experts are happy to help you back on the road, and when you bring your car in for routine service, we'll take a look at your tires to make sure they're in top condition!

If you need help or more information about your tires, please call or visit Park Ave BMW. To schedule service, give us a call at 201-843-4999..

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Park Avenue BMW
A BMW M Certified Dealer Certified Center

216 Route 17
Directions Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

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