How to Change a Tire

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Every Gainesville driver should know how to change a tire, as no one likes being stuck on the side of a Cumming street waiting for help. So, if you learn how to change a tire, you can do it yourself without waiting! Keep reading to learn how to change a tire, and contact us in the tire center if you need tire care. We’re always happy to help!



Changing Your Honda Tires

The first part of learning how to change a tire is to ensure you have the right tools: your owner’s manual, a car jack, a lug wrench, wheel wedges, and a spare tire or new tire(s). Replacing the tire on your new Honda car, truck, or SUV is a straightforward process when you follow these steps.


  1. If you’re on the side of a Flowery Branch road, move to a safe place and be sure to turn on your hazard lights for extra safety.
  2. Put your parking brake on and place the wheel wedges under the other tires.
  3. Remove your wheel covers or hubcaps and loosen the lug nuts with your lug wrench..
  4. Use your car jack to raise your vehicle and remove your lug nuts.
  5. Remove the tire and put on the new or spare tire.
  6. Tighten the lug nuts, then carefully lower your car back to the ground.

How Often To Change Car Tires

So, how often to change car tires? It depends on how often you have your tires rotated. If you rotate your tires regularly, you should get the full mileage promised by the tire manufacturer, but periodically check your tire pressure and the tread wear just to be safe. If the tread wear is getting too low, it’s time for new tires. To ensure that your tires last as long as possible, schedule a tire rotation whenever you get your oil changed.

How Many Miles Can You Go on a Spare Tire?

If you recently put a spare tire on your vehicle, you must buy a new, permanent tire as soon as possible. Spare tires are not made for driving around Buford for very long — rarely more than 50 miles — and never drive on them at high speeds! Your spare tire should indicate its specific limits, but most recommend staying under 50 mph.

Trust Milton Martin Honda For All Your Tire Care Needs

Now that you understand how to change a tire, if you’re not the DIY type and want to leave tire care to the professionals, contact the Milton Martin Honda service center. Our parts center can also help you select the right tires for your vehicle and driving needs. You can also order tires and other parts and accessories online. We’re here for you!


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