1. Secure the vehicle. so that it does not roll, have you spare tire close at hand so it is ready when you are. Use brick, wood wedges or metal chocks on the opposite side of the wheels of the vehicle from the end which is to be raised.

2. Raise the vehicle. If you have a scissor jack, insert the rod or wrench on the button, and then crank. If you have a hydraulic jack, insert the handle into the appropriate place and pump up and down.

3. Pry the wheel cover. Use a Flathead screwdriver to gently pry off the hubcap. To do this insert the head of the tool, where the edge of the lid meets the wheel, and apply leverage. The cap should pop off. You may need to do this in a few places around the lid, as if you were prying the top off of a can of paint.

4. Loosen the wheel nuts. Using the appropriate wrench that fits the lug nuts on your vehicle. Turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen it. Do not remove the wheel nuts completely, just get it loose enough to remove by hand after jacking up the vehicle.
5. Remove the flat tire. Remove the wheel nuts completely by hand. Grasp the tire with both hands and pull it.

6. Lift the spare tire onto the wheel studs.

7. Replace the wheel nuts and tighten them by hand. Give each nut a jolt with the wrench making it snap into place.

8. Lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts. After the vehicle resting on the ground , use the wrench to tighten the lug nuts as much as possible .

9. Replace the wheel cover or hubcap.

Your tire has now been changed and you are ready to drive.

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