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Five Steps to Change a Flat Tire

Five Steps to Change a Flat Tire

Changing a tire is an essential skill that every driver should be familiar with. Nearly all drivers will experience a flat tire at least once. Knowing how to handle this unfortunate situation can ease the stress and headache of an interrupted commute. Preparation is important. Steps should be taken to ensure your safety and the safety of other motorists before beginning the process of changing out a flat tire for a spare. If possible, slowly make your way to a safe area off of the main roadway and park your vehicle. This area should be wide enough for you to move around your vehicle, giving you plenty of room between your vehicle and passing motorists. Ideally you'll be in a parking lot, but a wide highway shoulder can do in a pinch. Ensure emergency flashers are activated to warn other drivers. Taking every precaution to make sure people notice can significantly increase your safety and the safety of others. Always apply the emergency brake before attempting to change your tire ... read more