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You should have these things in your automobile at all times, and when you buy a car, you should make sure that it comes with the following:

1. A wheel that is kept in reserve.
2. A lug wrench with a long handle and a socket that is compatible with the lug nuts on your wheels; alternatively, a tyre iron that corresponds to the lug nuts on your wheels.
If you have anything called a “locking nut,” you need to double check that you also have the socket that is compatible with it.
3. A jack. If it is missing any of its attachments, you won’t be able to make very good use of it, even though the one that came with your car is perfect. However, you need to be sure that it has all of its attachments.
4. Put on your hazard lights and safely pull over to the side of the road in the most secure spot you can find.

Flat Tyre : First things first

Ensure that all of your gear is prepared, as well as the vehicle and the space around it. If you have any warning props that are reflective, you should position them around your car so that oncoming vehicles can see you more easily. Try as much as possible to get something wedged under the tyres on the side of the vehicle that is not affected by the flat tyre, and double check that the emergency hand brake is pulled all the way in.

Before lifting the vehicle off the ground with the jack, the wheel lug nuts should be loosened. After positioning the jack underneath the vehicle and raising the vehicle first, the wheel will be suspended in the air and will be able to rotate freely.

It is necessary for the jack to be positioned underneath a sturdy component of the vehicle’s frame or the jacking point on the automobile. There will always be a sketch of proposed contact places for the jack included in the owner’s manual for the vehicle, and it’s likely that there will be little notches with labels below the vehicle as well.

Raise the vehicle on jack stands so that the flat tyre is raised a couple of inches off the ground. Continue removing the lug nuts, and then take the wheel completely off the vehicle. Immediately swap it out with the spare you have, and then begin threading the lug nuts back onto the wheel. You only need to have them finger tight for the time being; further tightening them won’t be necessary.

After the wheel has been mounted and the lug nuts have been screwed on but not entirely tightened, you can progressively decrease the height of the jack until the spare tyre is not only touching the ground but also has some weight on it. Once this is accomplished, you can remove the jack. When you reach that point, you should have completed the process of tightening the lug nuts. When that is done, you should lower the vehicle the rest of the way until the jack is no longer in contact with the frame, and then you should withdraw the jack away from the vehicle. Check the lug nuts on all of your wheels twice.

Give 247 MOBILE TYRE SERVICES a call now that you are out on the road so that we can come out and repair or replace your flat tyre.