Photo Source: [Motor Trend]
Welcome back for another installment of Checkered Flag's Summer Safety Series. This week we're going to review one of the most popular safety sessions that we have run a few times over the years.
Every driver on the road should know how to change a flat tire. Yes, even of those of you with roadside service need to learn for yourselves. If you have never had a flat, then count yourself lucky, because most of us, at one point or another will have to deal with this frustrating experience, and, if you are like me, it will almost certainly be on the way to a wedding, interview, or some other formal engagement.
All vehicles sold at any Checkered Flag location, including Checkered Flag Jaguar, Checkered Flag Hyundai, Checkered Flag Honda, and etc. have a fifth, or spare tire. Spares are usually located at either the back of the vehicle, underneath, or under the trunk floor. Each vehicle also comes equipped with a jack similar to the one in the following video. In my Toyota RAV4, like many new vehicles, the jack is located in a different area than the spare. Knowing where all of your required tools are before heading out on the road is imperative.
The following video is brought to us by Howdini.com. If you are unable to view the video, follow this link and scroll down into the article: How to Change a Tire Checkered Flag.
How to change a flat tire
Remember, as the gentleman points out in the video, your fifth or spare tire can lose air just as your other four tires will. It is important to check your spare periodically. Some newer vehicles including Honda and Toyotas sold at Checkered Flag have sensors that will alert you if your spare tire pressure is low. Check your owner's manual to find out if your vehicle has such a sensor. If your tire pressure sensor goes off, and you are unable to attain the reason, or you have any other concerns with any of your tires, contact you Checkered Flag Service Center as soon as possible. To contact Checkered Flag Service directly, fill out the contact form at the following link or call (757)490-1111. Checkered Flag Service Contact Form.
New tires are available from any Checkered Flag Parts Department usually located near each service center.