How to Change a Tire

Rotating tires

Knowing how to change a tire is essential, especially if you get the unpleasant surprise of a flat tire while you’re out and about in Hesston. It’s also a nice skill to have if you need new tires but don’t have the time or money to bring your vehicle to a Newton service center. Learn how to change a tire with the team at Midway Motors Newton below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions along the way. We’re here to help in any way that we can!



How to Change a Tire: Step-by-Step Guide

Before we dive into how to change a tire, you’ll need to gather the following tools to ensure the job gets done safely and correctly:

  • Car jack
  • Lug wrench
  • Spare tire or new tire
  • Your owner’s manual


  1. Ensure you’re in a safe location to change your tire. If you’re on the side of the road, take extreme caution and turn on your hazard lights.
  2. Engage the parking brake and place wheel wedges under the rest of your tires.
  3. Take off the tire’s wheel cover or hubcap, then use your wrench to loosen the lug nuts.
  4. Raise your vehicle with the jack and remove the lug nuts.
  5. Remove the old tire and put the new or spare tire into place.
  6. Tighten the lug nuts, then lower your vehicle back to the ground.

How Often Should You Change Car Tires?

A common question Sedgwick drivers ask us is, “How often should you change your tires?” It depends on the type of tires you have and how often you get tire rotations, but a good rule of thumb is every six years. You can find your tire’s mileage rating printed on the tire sidewall.

How often to change your tires also varies based on your driving habits, so be sure to check your tire tread regularly. If it’s below 2/32 of an inch, you should get your tires replaced as soon as possible.

Learn More About Tire Care With Midway Motors Newton

If you’d rather have the service professionals at Midway Motors Newton change your tires, don’t hesitate to schedule service with us online or by phone at (866) 557-3668. We’re a short distance from Sedgwick!


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