Chevrolet Service 101: How To Change A Tire

March 24th, 2022 by

An unexpected flat tire can really ruin your day, but only if you don’t know how to go about replacing it. Changing a tire is one of those Chevrolet service rites-of-passage that every driver will have to perform at some point, so here’s what you’re going to want to do when that time comes…

Find A Good Spot To Stop

The first thing you’ll want to do when you register your tire is flat is to navigate your vehicle to a safe place where you can safely change the tire. Your steering may be difficult to manage, so be sure to compensate for the drift. 

Jack It Up

After parking, engaging the parking brake and loosening the lugs on your wheel slightly, it’s time to raise your vehicle with the jack. Make sure to jack it up far enough so that your wheel can be removed, but not high enough that you’re unable to lift the replacement wheel onto it.

Replace The Flat

Now’s the time you’re going to finish removing the lugs on your current wheel and slowly ease the wheel off of the axle. Make sure to place the removed wheel in your trunk or another safe place, and gingerly replace the wheel with the replacement.

Secure New Wheel

Time to put your back into it. Tightly secure the lugs onto the replacement wheel, taking care to tighten them as much as possible. From here, it’s time to make your way to the nearest service center so that your tire can be replaced. Remember a replacement wheel is not a permanent solution and should be changed back as soon as possible!

So, the next time you find yourself in this situation, make sure to take your vehicle straight to the Patriot Chevy Limerick service center for a tire replacement!

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