Replacing a Flat Tire During an Emergency

While most people would rather have a professional replace a flat tire, that's not always possible. It's important to know what to do in the case of emergency so that you can stay safe and get back on the road.

The first thing you'll need to do is pull over to find a suitable parking space. You should then turn off the engine and initiate the parking brake. Then locate the spare tire, jack, and any tools that you'll need. Before you lift the car up, loosen each lug nut by one turn. This will make things a bit easier once the car is jacked up. Once that's done, lift the vehicle, remove the rest of the lug nuts, and pull the tire towards you to remove it. Reverse the process to put your spare on and you'll be ready to go.

After installing your spare tire, you'll need to take it easy and stay safe on the road. We invite you to visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington today in the event of a flat. We'll set you up with a new tire and assist you with all of your automotive needs.



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