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Serra Honda Grandville

4260 Kenowa Ave SW
Directions Grandville, MI 49418

  • Sales: 616-667-4500
  • Service: 616-667-4500
  • Parts: 616-667-4500

Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
  
How to Change a Flat Tire - Step-by-Step Guide from Serra Honda Grandville Tire Experts

Flat tires are unpredictable, inconvenient, and usually leave you on the side of the road needing assistance. If you've ever been in this situation, calling your insurance company may not be the fastest way to fixing your problem, but don't worry, our Serra Honda Grandville service team is here to help. With our step-by-step guide to fixing a flat tire, you'll become much more confident in a dilemma like this so you can get back on the road safe and sound. If you have any questions about any of the steps, give us a call at (866) 574-4228. We're happy to help you!

How To Change a Flat Tire:
  1. The first thing is to place blocks or wedges under your tires. This will stop your vehicle from rolling.
  2. Now you'll need to get out everything you need - tire gauge, spare tire, jack, and a lug wrench. Then check your tire pressure.
  3. Next, you'll need to loosen the nuts with your lug wrench, DO NOT remove them completely. If you have a hubcap though, you'll need to take that off first.
  4. Now you need to jack up your car. Make sure that you do this in a place that's close enough to the flat and has plenty of strength to support the entire vehicle. You only need to lift it high enough to change the tire.
  5. Jack up the vehicle so the tire is off the ground. It's important that you never open any doors, start your vehicle, or get under it when it's elevated.
  6. Completely remove the nuts and replace your flat tire with the spare one.
  7. Next, you're going to put the nuts back on using a star formation. Make sure you DO NOT tighten them all the way until your vehicle is back on the ground.
  8. Lastly, lower the car back down with the jack and remove it from under the vehicle. Tighten the nuts back up, again in the star formation, and unblock your wheels.

Schedule a Tire Appointment at Serra Honda Grandville

If you're driving on a donut or spare, you'll want to make sure you get into Serra Honda Grandville's Service Center in Grandville, MI as soon as possible. It's not ideal to drive on a spare tire for a long period of time. Give us a call to make an appointment with us, and we'll get you back on the road with a new tire in no time! If you need any tire service with your tires, our service experts can take care of that for you too. Come in for a tire rotation, wheel alignment, and more. We're happy to service our customers in the Greater Grand Rapids Area, including the communities of Grandville, Hudsonville, Kentwood, Wyoming, and Holland. Give us a call at (866) 574-4228 to make an appointment or go online to fill out our form.