How to Change a Flat Tire

 

1. Pull over:  Find a safe, flat spot to pull over, making sure you are as far onto the shoulder as possible. Try taking the nearest exit if you are on a highway. Put your vehicle in park with the emergency brake on.
2. Turn your hazard lights on: This will warn other drivers to stay away.
3. Get the jack, wrench and spare tire from your trunk: These tools will be found in the compartment of your trunk. If you do not have these tools, or need more assistance, don't hesitate to call our Honda Roadside Assistance: 1-800-465-PLUS (7587) 
4. Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts:  These are the fasteners that secure your hubcaps. Loosen them by turning your wrench counter-clockwise.
5. Use the jack to lift the vehicle off the ground: There should be a small divot in your vehicle's framework near the wheel where the jack is to be inserted. Your owner's manual will have more information on the exact positioning. Jack up your vehicle until your tire is roughly 6 inches off the ground.
6. Put the spare tire on: Line up the lug nuts with the holes on your spare tire and push it onto the wheel base as far as it can go.
7. Tighten the lug nuts: Do not tighten them completely - you only need them to be secure enough until you lower your vehicle back to the ground.
8. Lower your vehicle to ground level and secure the lug nuts: Safely bring your vehicle back to ground level using the jack and remove it from underneath. Fully tighten the lug nuts.
9. Put away your tools: Be sure not to leave any debris on the side of the road.
10. Drive safe: Be cautious of driving on a spare and get to your destination safely.