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Change a Flat Tire
About $20
About 30 minutes
Necessary Items:
Spare tire
Lug wrench image of a lug wrench
Wheel wedges image showing wheel wedges
Flares image of flares
Turn on your hazard lights and set the flares.
You're going to need space and want to be visible.
Position your wheel wedges in front of the front tires if a rear tire is flat, or behind the rear tires if a front tire is flat.
You don't want the car to move while you're working on it.
Raise the car
image showing positioning of jack
Position the jack underneath the car, next to the flat tire.
image showing car while still on the ground
Raise the jack until the flat tire is just barely off of the ground.
image showing car raised by jack
It doesn't need to be too high.
Remove the hubcap and loosen the lug nuts.
Remove the flat tire and put the spare tire on the exposed lug bolts.
Tighten the lug nuts by hand.
Don't use the wrench just yet.
Finishing up
Lower the jack and tighten the lug nuts with the wrench.
Replace the hubcap.
Put the equipment and the flat tire away.

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