Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Your Guide to Changing a Flat Tire

At Keyes Toyota, we believe in going the extra mile for our customers. As a leading Los Angeles Toyota dealer, we do more than just provide you with great Toyota brand cars, but we ensure that all of your automotive questions and concerns are answered in full; and no subject is quite as popular as knowing how to change a flat tire.

Our tires are durable, but they’re not indestructible. Wear and tear and the occasional deep pothole can spell the end for our tires and knowing how to change a flat tire can make all the difference in your overall driving experience.

Before you even experience a flat tire, it is important that you equip your vehicle with all the necessary tools. These tools include a car jack, a wrench, an air pressure gauge, and an air compressor. 

If you end up popping a tire, the first thing you’ll want to do is pull over into a safe area that gives you enough space to change the tire. With your vehicle parked safely, use the car jack to raise your vehicle. With the flat tire raised, use the wrench to loosen and remove the lug nuts that hold the tire in place. Remove the flat, then check the air pressure on your spare. If your spare tire’s air pressure levels are low, we recommend using the air compressor to bring them back up to optimal levels. With the wrench and lug nuts, secure your spare to the vehicle’s axel.

While you may have four working tires, the work is far from over. Before you take to the open road again, you should visit our Toyota service team who can either repair your flat or set you up with a replacement tire. At Keyes Toyota, we strive to make your auto experience incredible, both on and off our lot. 

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