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The first thing to do when you have a flat tire is to park your car on a flat area and make sure that the handbrake is engaged. Next, wedge an object or a brick on the diagonally-opposite tire so that the car can be prevented from moving while you are changing the flat tire.

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Then, loosen all the wheel nuts on the flat tire. This act requires considerable strength and the appropriate tool.

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At the proper jacking point, jack up the car until the flat tire completely clears the road.

Take out the nuts and make sure they are kept away from dirt or sand.

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Remove the flat tire and put it aside and put the spare tire on.

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Fit the nuts back on (beveled end first) and tighten the nuts with fingers as much as they will go. Take out the nut if it does not turn properly and remove any sand particles or dirt that may have attached into the screw thread. Refit and tighten. To tighten the nut, use the wrench and then tighten the diagonally-opposite nut. This is to help ensure that the wheel is fitted properly. Repeat the process for the other two nuts.

Now, you can let the car down and remove the jack.

 

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