Everyone gets a flat tire at some point. Even if you have a roadside assistance membership its always good to know how to change a flat.
1. First, find a safe spot to pull over. If you're on the highway, getting off is the safest bet. Otherwise, pull as far onto the shoulder as possible. Don't park in the middle of a curve, where approaching cars can't see you.
2. Choose a flat spot. If you try to jack up your car on a hill, you're gonna have a bad time.
3. If you have a manual transmission, leave your car in gear.
4. Be sure to set your parking brake! If you don't, you're gonna have a bad time.
5. Turn on your hazard lights. Other cars can't always see you, but if your hazard lights are on you add a huge layer of safety to your predicament.
6. Get the jack, wrench, and spare tire from the trunk. Bring them over to the flat tire.
7. Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts. You may need to remove the hubcap, first. Don't actually remove the lug nuts at this point! Simply loosen them by turning the wrench to the left (counter-clockwise).
8. Once you've gone through and loosened all the lug nuts, then you can start removing them.
9. Place the spare on the car. Line up the lug nut posts with the holes in the spare, and push the spare all the way onto the wheelbase until it can't go any farther.
10. Replace the lug nuts onto the spare.
11. Don't put them on tightly, at first. Just make sure they're on enough for the spare to stay on the car for a moment.
12. Lower the car back to the ground and use the jack to bring the car back down to ground level. Remove the jack from underneath the car.
13. With the car back on the ground, you can now tighten the lug nuts.
14. Rather than tightening them one by one in order, start with one lug nut, tighten it about 50%, move to the opposite nut (across the circle) and tighten that one about the same amount. Keep tightening opposite lug nuts gradually in turn until each lug nut is as tight as it can be.
15. Put your flat tire and tools back in your trunk.

If your tires appear worn or you have had a flat tire and need it fixed or replaced, contact our service department for a fast and cost efficient solution.