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Worth it or not? Step-by-step instructions on how to replace a flat tire on the road using a spare.




1. Find a safe location: Pull over to a safe spot away from traffic, ensuring that you are on level ground. Engage your hazard lights for added safety. Check your mirrors for oncoming traffic.


2. Gather necessary tools: Retrieve your spare tire, jack, lug wrench, and any other tools required. These are usually located in the trunk of your car. If you don't have this you can call Rebel Roadside Assistance for help.


3. Loosen the lug nuts: Use the lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire. Turn them counterclockwise, but do not remove them completely at this stage.

4. Position the jack: Look for your car's designated jack points, usually found underneath the vehicle near the wheels. Place the jack securely in the appropriate spot.

5. Lift the vehicle: Begin raising the vehicle off the ground by using the jack. Ensure that it is stable and steady before continuing. It is important to use jack stands in case the vehicle goes off balance. If you don't have this you can call Rebel Roadside Assistance for help.

6. Remove the lug nuts and flat tire: Completely loosen and remove the lug nuts, then carefully take off the flat tire from the wheel hub. Place it aside.


7. Install the spare tire: Align the spare tire with the wheel hub and carefully put it in place. Make sure it is secure before moving on.

8. Hand-tighten the lug nuts: Begin threading the lug nuts back onto the wheel studs by hand. Tighten them as much as possible without fully securing them yet.

9. Lower the vehicle: Use the jack to slowly lower the vehicle until it rests on the ground. Remove the jack from underneath the car.

10. Tighten the lug nuts: Using the lug wrench, tighten the lug nuts firmly in a star or cross pattern. This helps ensure even tightening and stability.

11. Verify tightness: Double-check that all lug nuts are securely tightened. It's important to have them properly tightened to prevent accidents while driving.


12. Stow away the flat tire and tools: Place the flat tire, jack, lug wrench, and any other tools back in their designated storage location. If you don't want to do all this and seems too much of a hassle call Rebel Roadside Assistance for help


Remember, these instructions are provided as a general guideline. It's always recommended to consult your vehicle's owner manual for specific instructions related to your car model. Additionally, if you're unsure or uncomfortable performing the tire replacement yourself, it's best to contact roadside assistance for professional help.

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