I admit it, I haven't the foggiest idea of how to change a tire. Which is why I have roadside assistance. But it's still a good thing to have the general idea of what to do, so I thought I'd share some information that I received today as part of the Michelin BzzAgent campaign that I'm participating in. Here you go!
1. Safely pull over: Set your emergency brake and turn on your hazards
2. Prepare the tire: Remove the hubcap and loosen the lug nuts
3. Jack up your vehicle: Jack until the tire is about six inches off of the
ground — typically, the jack goes a few inches behind the front tires, or a
few inches in front of the rear tires (consult your vehicle owner’s manual)
4. Remove the flat tire: Remove the lug nuts, then position your hands at 9
and 3 o’clock on your tire and pull it straight off
5. Mount the spare tire: Align the holes on the spare with the threaded bolts
then replace each lug nut, followed by the lug nut across from it
6. Secure the spare tire: Lower your vehicle, then tighten each lug nut
followed by its opposite
7. Put away the tools: Replace the tools and store your flat tire
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, but by posting am entered into a contest to win Michelin prizes as part of a BzzAgent campaign.