Get your spare ready and put it within arm’s reach. Remove your wheel trim, if you have one, to expose the wheel nuts. Place the jack in the area stated in your handbook, taking care to engage it fully. Then, use the jack to raise the car slightly, no further than when it starts to lift the vehicle off its springs.
Loosen the wheel nuts using your wheel wrench and, if necessary, your locking wheel-nut adapter. Then you can raise the car, using the jack, until it’s off the ground. Undo the nuts completely, leaving the top one until last. You may need to use your knee to support the wheel while you do this.
A temporary ‘skinny’ tyre
The process is the same for fitting a ‘skinny’ tyre but read your handbook carefully before you fit it as it may set some of your warning lights off. You’ll only be able to drive a short distance and at a restricted speed so it’s best to head straight for your nearest Uniroyal retailer.
A tyre sealant kit
Follow the instructions on the packaging carefully as these may vary from one kit to another. Although these kits make it easier than changing a wheel, do bear in mind that they are a temporary solution and won’t be able to deal with major blow outs. As with temporary ‘skinny’ tyres, you should get to your Uniroyal dealer as soon as possible to get your tyre replaced.