Once you buy a new Kia car at Kearny Pearson Kia, there’s a lot of maintenance needed to preserve that new car feeling. For example, what happens when you get a flat tire while driving, do you know how to change a flat tire?

Turns out many drivers don’t know how to change a flat tire, but the staff here at the Kia service center near San Diego, CA, is here to help. We’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to change a flat tire.

First, you need to pull over to a safe location. This is any area that is away from traffic and is not a sloped piece of land. If there are any slopes, your car might start to roll backward or forward, depending on the hill. Place your vehicle and park and turn on the emergency brake to secure your vehicle.

Once you and your vehicle are safe, it’s time to assemble your supplies: spare tire, tire iron, and jack. Begin by loosening the wheel lugs on the flat tire with your tire iron, don’t unscrew them completely. Then, take your jack, place it under your vehicle and raise the jack until the car and the tire are completely off the ground.

Next, use the tire iron to unscrew the wheel lugs. Then, remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare. Use the tire iron to tighten the wheel lugs on the spare. Finally, using the jack, lower the vehicle back down to the ground.

Now you can put away all your supplies and carefully drive to our Kia car service center in San Diego, CA. Once there, a technician will check your vehicle for damage and you can buy a replacement tire and remove the spare.

To learn more, visit Kearny Pearson Kia today.