When owning a new Mercedes-Benz car, there are plenty of things about vehicle maintenance to keep in mind. The professionals at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville know best and can help you when it comes to vehicle maintenance. They’re here to help you keep your car in great condition. For example, they can help teach you the basics of car maintenance, like how to change a flat tire.

Getting a flat tire is a really common thing, it happens to most drivers at least once in their lifetime. It can be a dangerous situation to be in, so it’s best if you know how to change a flat tire so you can quickly fix the problem. It’s good driving practice to keep a jack, tire iron, and spare tire in you car at all times. Make sure to pull of to the side of the road if you do get a flat tire. You’ll want to be in an area where you can safely replace your tire without the threat of oncoming traffic.

Start by using the tire iron to loosen the wheel lugs on the flat tire, but don’t remove them completely. Then, place the jack under the frame of your vehicle and begin to raise it until both the vehicle and the flat tire are completely off the floor. Now, remove the wheel lugs with the tire iron and then remove the flat tire itself. Place the spare tire on the vehicle and tighten the wheel lugs back onto the spare tire. Then, go ahead and lower the jack until the vehicle is safely back on the ground again.

Now you can drive down to our Mercedes-Benz service center near Jacksonville, FL, to get your vehicle assessed by an auto technician and get a permanent replacement tire.