How Do You Change a Car Tire?

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Timely tire changes are an important part of keeping your Honda running smoothly. Many Lubbock drivers choose to take their vehicles in for professional tire service, but you can save time and money by doing it yourself. So, how do you change a car tire? Learn how with the Brown Honda of San Angelo service team — and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any further DIY auto maintenance questions!

Step-By-Step Instructions for Changing a Tire

How do you change a car tire at home in Midland? First, be sure that you have the proper tools on hand: a jack, lug wrench, spare tire, and the owner’s manual for your Honda vehicle. New tires and other replacement parts are available to order online from the Brown Honda of San Angelo parts center. Here’s how to change a car tire step-by-step:

  1. Flat tire while you’re on the road in Odessa? Pull over in a safe spot and turn on your hazard lights.
  2. Stabilize your car with the parking brake, and wheel wedges under the other tires.
  3. Remove the wheel cover or hubcap and loosen the lug nuts.
  4. Raise your vehicle with the jack and remove the lug nuts of one tire.
  5. Switch out the tire and replace the lug nuts, but don’t re-tighten them.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining tires.
  7. Tighten the lug nuts, switching between all four tires as you go.
  8. Lower your vehicle back to the ground.

How Often to Change Car Tires

Tire change frequency depends on tire quality, driving habits, how well you maintain your tires. If you spend most of your driving time on smooth Abilene highways, you can expect a set of high-quality, well-maintained tires to last about 50,000 miles. Frequent off-roading and other challenging driving conditions may prompt more frequent tire changes.

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare?

In most instances, you can get about 50 miles out of a spare tire. The specific mileage limit should be on the tire itself. Spare tires aren’t meant to replace regular tires long-term — rather, they’re a temporary solution and need to be replaced as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to avoid hitting high speeds while driving on a spare.

Turn to Us for Expert Tire Service in San Angelo!

Looking for professional tire service at an affordable price? The certified Honda service team at Brown Honda of San Angelo is proud to offer unbeatable savings, quality service, and expert auto maintenance tips to drivers across Big Spring. Get in touch to schedule your appointment today! Check out more tips on how to care for your vehicle including an overview on how to reset your Honda Civic oil light.

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