What you will need:
– A car jack
– Spare tire
– A lug nut wrench (tire iron)
Step 1 – Make sure you are parked in a safe place. Also ensure that you have the parking brake and hazard lights on.
Step 2 – Get out all of the above items from your trunk.
Step 3 – Loosen the lug nuts with the lug nut wrench in a star pattern.
Step 4 – Safely jack up your car. A safe place is generally anywhere on the frame, however check the owner’s manual for recommended locations. Jack it up a little bit higher than is needed for the flat tire because when you place the spare on it will need to be higher than the flat tire.
Step 5 – Take all lug nuts off, remove flat tire and replace with spare tire. Make sure you place the lug nuts in a safe location where they will not roll away or get lost.
Step 6 – Replace the lug nuts and hand tighten them. Tighten them in a star pattern just as you loosened them.
Step 7 – Slowly lower the jack and remove it from underneath the car.
Step 8 – Tighten the lug nuts as much as you possibly can.
Step 9 – Safely put all the items back into your trunk.