Having the knowledge to replace your flat tire quickly and safely with the spare is an important skill that will save you from being stranded on the side of the road. At Pitre Kia, we want you to understand some basic knowledge when it comes to changing out a flat for the spare.

Position The Vehicle Safely

Before you do anything, make sure you have parked the vehicle safely away from traffic. Put the parking brake on, and use a heavy rock to chock a wheel to keep the car from rolling.

Locate Tool Kit And Spare

After you have everything you need, loosen the lugs slightly before lifting the car off of the ground.

Replace Wheel And Tighten Lugs

After you get the spare tire on and the lugs fastened, lower the car and torque the lugs evenly in a star pattern. For any of your tire repair needs, bring your car to our dealer in Albuquerque, NM where we will be happy to give you a hand!

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