Flat Tire Repair – How To Change Quickly – Car Service

Knowing what to do in the situation can help you avoid feelings of helplessness, especially if you do not have a cell phone on you.
Prepare in advance

If you are reading this article, you are already taking an important first step – knowing what to do before you experience a problem. Here are some other things to do:

    Familiarize yourself with the safety information and emergency roadside in your Owner’s Guide before hitting the road
    Be sure to keep the roadside assistance number on your cell phone, wallet or purse and glove
    Check the tire pressure of spare each time you check your tires to ensure that others who also is properly inflated

Safety stop

If you get a flat tire while driving, do not slam the brake pedal. You must gradually decrease your speed, keeping a firm grip on the steering wheel. Then move slowly to safety off the road.

Take a look around you. If you’re not sure, do not hesitate to call the police for help.

Change the flat tire

    Park completely off the road on a flat surface and to the extent possible traffic
    Turn on your emergency flashers and set the parking brake
    Place the gearshift in P (Park) or R (Reverse) for manual transmissions and turn the engine
    Lock the front and rear wheel located diagonally opposite the flat to help keep your vehicle moving
    Remove the spare tire, jack and wrench storage
    Remove the hub cap or center ornament by prying it off with the sharp end of the wrench
    Loosen each wheel nut turned left, but do not remove until the wheel is lifted off the ground
    Place cat in the notch Jack at the door of the tire will change, and turn the jack handle clockwise until the disk is high enough off the ground to put the spare tire in the
    Finish removing the lug nuts with the wrench and remove the flat tire
    Place the spare tire on the wheel hub, causing the valve stem is facing outward (the valve stem is the nozzle is placed in air)
    Reinstall the nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not tighten the nuts until the wheel is reduced
    Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle clockwise
    Remove the jack and tighten the nuts from the top of the tire and then alternating every other nuts, until all are tightened
    Replace the flat tire, jack and lug wrench to their proper storage locations
    Unlock the wheels
    Visit your local Ford or Lincoln dealer for a replacement tire as soon as possible

For more information and illustrations on how to change a tire, be sure to consult the Owner’s Guide.

Driving around the spare tire

Always be careful while driving on a spare tire. Most are designed for the emergency – not extend – use. Follow these guidelines until you are able to reach your local Ford or Lincoln dealer for a replacement

    Keep your speed below 50 mph – most spares are not designed to handle high speeds
    Remove excess weight from your vehicle to keep as light as possible
    Do not tow a trailer
    Do not use tire chains on the end of the vehicle with the spare
    Avoid automatic car washes – your spare no space as much as your original tire
    Avoid sudden steering maneuvers

Replacement tires from the experts

Your local Ford or Lincoln is the best place for new tires. Your Ford Motor Company-trained technicians have the right tires for your vehicle in any situation, plus it will beat the price of tires announced anycompetitor in selling brand name tires, like Goodyear, Continental, Michelin and more.

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