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1300 American Blvd. West, Bloomington, MN, 55420

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Thu9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed

How Do You Change a Car Tire?

Changing Your Tire

Whether you find yourself on the side of a Bloomington road with a flat or you’ve simply determined it’s time to replace a worn tire, learning how to change car tires is quite straightforward. In the following guide, we’ve outlined the step-by-step process to answer the question “how do you change a car tire?” Additionally, we’ll cover what to look for so you can know how often to change car tires.

Changing Your Car Tire

First, gather the following tools from your spare kit, garage, and/or local St Paul auto parts store:

  • Jack
  • Lug wrench
  • Spare tire or new replacement tire(s)
  • Your vehicle’s owner’s manual

If you are on a Minneapolis road or elsewhere and need to change your tire, first get to a safe place to perform the replacement. Next, following these instructions:

  • Apply your parking brake as an extra safety measure
  • If you have them, place your wheel wedges under your tires
  • Remove the wheel cover or hubcap on the affected tire
  • Loosen the lug nuts with your lug wrench using a star formation rather than going clockwise or counterclockwise
  • Now, use the jack to raise your vehicle
  • Completely remove the pre-loosened lug nuts
  • Fully remove the current/flat/damaged tire
  • Install the spare or new tire
  • Tighten the lug nuts, again in a star formation
  • Safely and mindfully lower your vehicle back to the ground

How Often To Change Car Tires

Your tires are constantly working hard to keep you safe throughout Richfield and beyond. Due to that, tires should be properly maintained. This includes regular tire rotations, necessary balancing and alignments, checking for proper PSI, and measuring tread depth.  If such maintenance is performed in earnest, as recommended, how often to change car tires can adhere to the estimated lifespan. In the case of a flat, bald, or damaged tire— change immediately.

If you’re noticing a bumpier ride or less controlled handling in your vehicle, the problem may or may not be the result of worn-down tires. You might be in need of BMW suspension repair, so be sure to have the issue checked out as soon as possible.

Rely on Motorwerks BMW For All Your Tire Needs

Now that you know how to change a car tire, order new tires or a new spare tire through our parts department! If you would prefer a factory-trained Motorwerks BMW service center technician to perform your tire replacement or rotation, schedule a service appointment today and we’ll be happy to get your maintenance done safely, effectively and efficiently!

If you’re worried about running a flat on your next long drive, check out our road trip service specials and find out how to save on repairs. Check out some of our other DIY tips, like how to remove a car battery or how to get smoke smell out of a car.

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