It's important to know how to change a tire in the event that you're stuck on the side of the road with a flat, so today we'll be discussing how to do so safely.

First, it's important to make sure you're on a solid surface out of the way of oncoming traffic and that the vehicle is secured. Your owner's manual will tell you where your jack, spare tire, and tools are if you have never used them.

Loosen the lug nuts slightly before you even begin to lift the vehicle, then once you've lifted the vehicle, remove the lug nuts, the wheel, and finally the tire. Put your spare on and line up your bolts, then put the lug nuts on as tight as you can.

Stay safe on the road, and be sure to follow up with our service center here at Lithia Volkswagen of Reno if you've had a flat.

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