Replacing a flat tire with the spare is a relatively easy task, but some key procedures will determine whether or not you do it successfully. Here at Bay Hyundai, we want our customers to be educated. Here are a few key actions to take when handling a flat tire situation:

Safely Raise the Vehicle

Make sure you raise the vehicle on a hard service to keep it from falling after the wheel is off.

Know When to Loosen and How to Tighten

Loosen the bolts first, and then raise the vehicle. Tighten the bolts firmly and in sequence to ensure that the wheel doesn't come off while driving. Not all spare tires are designed to be driven at full speed, so drive slow if the spare isn't full-sized.

Follow up with us at Bay Hyundai to have your damaged tire repaired or replaced. We'll be here to answer any questions you might have.

 

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