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How to Change a Flat Tire in my Nissan?

Flat Tire Changing Tips for your Nissan

Are you stuck on the road with a flat tire? Is the closest service station far away? Feeling helpless and lost? Fret not. Palm Springs Nissan in Cathedral City, CA, has just the thing for you. Read this blog to learn some quick flat tire changing tips for your Nissan. Continue reading for more information.  

Tools Required to Change a Flat Tire

Flat tires can be a menace, but they can also be changed easily. All you need to do as a first step is access the spare tire and the tool kit from the space underneath the luggage compartment in your car. The tool kit should consist of a jack suitable for your vehicle, a lug wrench, a pair of gloves to protect you from grease stains, and a bottle of WD-40 solvent.  

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 Steps to Change a Flat Tire 

Park your car on level ground, away from other vehicles. Engage the parking brakes and use wheel wedges to block the tires of your car. As a safety measure, turn on the hazard lights and pop the hood as an indication for other vehicles to steer away from you.  

A man trying to fix a flat tire

Spray the WD-40 solvent to loosen the nuts and turn the nuts by one turn using the wrench. Now, place the jack on the side of the flat tire and slowly raise it until the wheel lifts off the ground. Remove the nuts and pull the flat tire free. Replace it with the spare tire and screw the nuts by hand. Lower the jack until the wheel touches the ground, and then tighten the nuts with your wrench. If your model features a hub cap or a wheel cover, you would be required to remove it to access the nuts.  

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Follow these straightforward steps to solve your flat tire problem. If you are in the Cathedral City, CA region, schedule a Nissan Tire Service at Palm Springs Nissan and redeem the service special coupons for discounts on your visits. Feel free to reach out to the dealership for further assistance.