View of a flat tire being changed on the road

Flat Tire Changing Tips for your Volkswagen 

How to Change a Flat Tire in My Volkswagen? 

Are you having trouble with a flat tire? Follow this five-step guide by Pohanka Volkswagen of Salisbury in Salisbury, MD, to learn how to change a flat tire in your Volkswagen. Continue reading for more information.  

Tools to Change a Flat Tire 

  •  Owner’s Manual  
  •  Spare Tire  
  •  Jack
  •  Wrench

[Read More: What’s the difference between Tire Balancing and Tire Rotation?]


Image of a wrench being used on a flat tire

Five Steps to Change a Flat Tire 

Step 1: If you are on the road, turn on your hazard lights and park in a place that gives you enough room to maneuver while changing the tire. Use wheel wedges to keep your tires in place and ensure that the parking brake is engaged.  

Step 2: Remove the wheel cover or the hub cap and loosen the lug nuts using your wrench.  

Step 3: Use the jack to raise the vehicle off the ground.  

Step 4: Use the lug wrench to remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare tire.  

Step 5: Tighten the lug nuts diagonally and then use the jack to lower the vehicle.  

Image of a jack being used on a flat tire

[Read More: Where can I get a free tire rotation in Salisbury, MD?]  


How often should I change my Tire? 

Tires usually last for six to ten years, but the longevity of their life depends on how you drive your vehicle and the terrain. Keep a lookout for the tread depth of your car and regularly check the tire for cracks or bulges.  

Visit Pohanka Volkswagen of Salisbury 

Check out the tire balance and rotation service at Pohanka Volkswagen of Salisbury in Salisbury, MD, and schedule a service for your Volkswagen at the dealership. Feel free to reach out to the dealership for further assistance.  

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