While being stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire is frustrating, it can be much less stressful if you know how to change a flat, so read these tire changing tips from your team at Jaguar Clearwater in Clearwater, FL.

What will you need to change your tire? Be sure that you have a car jack, spare tire, tire tools, wheel chocks, flashlight, and emergency warning devices. It's also helpful if you do a practice run if you've never changed a flat tire before. It will make it easier if you're having to change a flat tire when it's dark or raining.

Locate a safe place to park, turn off your engine, and engage your parking brake. Loosen the lug nuts before you lift your vehicle. When you've lifted your vehicle, which should be about six inches above the ground, then you can remove the lug nuts, tire, and wheel. Place the spare on your vehicle and use the wrench to tighten the lug nuts. Be sure to have your tire replaced promptly. Compact spares are not made to go very far.

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