How to Change a Flat Tire


Whether you’re purchasing a new Hyundai or are looking to get your current vehicle serviced by a team of auto experts, it is worthwhile to have a Hyundai dealership by your side that always has your best interest in mind. You can find just that at Hyundai of Cookeville. Run by a team of dedicated automotive professionals we’ll go above and beyond to fulfill your every need.

Part of being a great dealership means providing critical pieces of information, and few bits of info are quite as vital as knowing what to do if you blow out a tire. Flat tires can be quite frustrating and in some cases can come out of nowhere. Fortunately, with the right tools and knowledge, you can get rolling on the road again in no time.

First things first, before you even encounter a flat, you’ll want to have all the necessary equipment on hand which includes a car jack, a wrench, an air pressure gauge, and an air compressor. When disaster strikes and you blow out a tire, it is highly recommended that you pull over into an area that gives you enough space to change your tire safely.

Once you’ve found a safe spot to stop, use the car jack to raise your car. With your vehicle lifted, use the wrench to loosen up the lug nuts that hold your tire in place. In some cases, you might have to remove a hubcap first if your tire has one. With the blown out tire removed from the axel, you’ll want to check the status of your spare tire. Using the air pressure gauge ensure that your spare’s air pressure is at an optimal level, if not use the air compressor to even things out. Afterward, install your spare to the axel, with the lug nuts of your blown out tire.

While you may now have four tires that are ready to roll, you’ll want to have that blown out tire looked at by a skilled and equipped mechanic. At Hyundai of Cookeville, you’ll find a Hyundai service team that is made up of technical experts, who are committed to giving drivers peace of mind while on the road. 

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