How to Change a Flat Tire with Ease

How to Change a Flat Tire
Being stuck with a flat tire is an invariably unpleasant experience, but you’ll make matters quite a bit better by knowing how to change a flat tire.

Being stuck with a flat tire is an invariably unpleasant experience, but you’ll make matters quite a bit better by knowing what to do when the time comes to change out your flat and put on your spare. To help you out, we’ve detailed just how to change a flat tire below.

First thing’s first: you’ll need to have a few essential tools on-hand if you want to change your tire. Be sure to keep all of the following in your vehicle just in case you should need to change a flat in a pinch: lug wrench, jack, spare tire, flashlight, gloves, and spare lug nuts. The DMV also recommends tire blocks, tire gauge, a tarp or mat for kneeling, and a poncho in case of inclement weather. Fix-a-flat™ and a portable tire inflator is also recommended for instances where a flat can be temporarily repaired.

On the occasion of getting a flat, pull off on the side of the road and try to make sure that you’re parked on as level a surface as possible. Turn on your hazard lights (particular if it’s dusk or later), and retrieve the tools from your trunk.

First, loosen the lug nuts on the offending wheel. You won’t want to remove them completely yet, but loosen them enough that you can remove the tire with relative ease. Next, find your vehicle’s jack point (consult your owner’s manual) and jack the car up until the tire is about six inches off the road.

From here, you’ll remove the lug nuts and the tire, pulling the latter straight toward you and setting it next to you on the shoulder. Then, line up the spare wheel with the lug nut posts and push it onto the wheel base. Once it’s secure, replace the lug nuts and tighten moderately, lower the vehicle to the ground, remove the jack, and tighten the lug nuts completely.

That should be it! If you have a flat and need a replacement, or if you need inflation and realignment, be sure to stop into Chip Wynn Motors.

2016 Honda CR-V SE Is New Special Edition Trim

2016 Honda CR-V SE
Including destination and other applicable fees, the 2016 Honda CR-V SE will start at $24,395 with front-wheel drive and $25,695 with all-wheel drive. (2015 Honda CR-V pictured here)

The 2015 Honda CR-V wowed customers with a hot new look, an efficient and powerful new engine, and a number of new standard and available features to enhance the driving experience. It also won a whole lot of awards including but not limited to the Cars.com/USA Today/Motorweek 2015 Compact SUV Challenge winner award, U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Cars for Family award for SUVs, and KBB.com’s Best Buy award for small SUVs/crossovers.

Honda is upping the ante for the new model year by introducing a new Special Edition trim for the 2016 CR-V. The 2016 CR-V SE will slot in above the LX trim, adding 17-inch alloy wheels with two-tone finish, second-row and rear privacy glass, and a standard security system. Including destination and other applicable fees, the 2016 Honda CR-V SE will start at $24,395 with front-wheel drive and $25,695 with all-wheel drive.

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new SUV, there are none better than the 2016 Honda CR-V.