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How to Change a Flat Tire

  1. Make sure you have a safe place to work.

    If you're on a road, turn your hazard lights on.

  2. Put the parking brake on.
  3. Using a jack, raise the car until it is supporting (not lifting) the car.
  4. Remove the hub cab and loosen (don't remove) the lug nuts by turning counter-clockwise.
  5. Making sure the car is stable, pump or crank the jack to lift the tire off the ground.
  6. Remove the lug nuts completely (turning counter-clockwise)
  7. Remove the tire.
  8. Place the spare tire on the hub and replace and tighten the lug nuts completely.
  9. Lower the car to the ground most of the way and tighten the lug nuts again.
  10. Lower the car completely, remove the jack, and tighten the lug nuts again.

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