All motorists at some point will probably be faced with the unexpected and highly annoying occurrence of a flat tire. This can happen for a number of different reasons, and it is always best to make sure that you are prepared for it.
There are many great reasons to buy a Honda car from Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio, including the handy tire repair kit that’s included in most models. Take a quick look here at this instructional video so you can see how anybody can make a quick repair and be safely on your way in no time.
Of course when it comes to bigger maintenance jobs, we’re happy to take a look at any issues you have and our service center will send your Honda home feeling like brand new. Driving with this added level of confidence allows you to enjoy all the other qualities in your Honda, from the fun and efficient drive to the smooth handling and innovative tech features.
Now not all vehicles come with a repair kit so here are some tips on taking care of that flat.
Of course you can’t change a flat tire if you don’t have the proper tools on hand that are needed to get the job done. Be sure that you always carry these items in your trunk. Obviously you will need a spare tire, or at least a donut to hold you over. Then you will need something to secure the vehicle with, like some bricks or wedges of wood. The rest of the items include a jack to raise your vehicle up, a wrench, and a screwdriver.
Changing the Tire
Before you begin, be sure to secure your vehicle with either your bricks or your wedges of wood to block it from rolling. Then you need to raise your vehicle up with your jack. Once your vehicle is in place, remove the wheel cover with your screwdriver. Use your wrench to loosen all of the lug nuts, and then use your hands to actually remove them. Grasp the tire and pull it straight towards you to take it off. Then put your spare tire or donut on and replace the lug nuts. Lower the vehicle back down, tighten everything, and put the wheel cover back on.
Call a Tow Truck
You can always call Buckeye Honda and we can get a tow truck sent to you and have the vehicle brought directly here, where we can have one of our factory trained technicians look at the tire and repair or replace it for you on the spot. Sometimes it’s just easier and safer to have your car brought in on its own personal chariot.