Flat Tire Wickenburg
Flat Tire Change Service Wickenburg
Having a flat tire doesn’t have to leave you sore and grumpy. With the extreme heat we have here in Arizona, to the cooler temperatures of the winter months, it’s no wonder our tires take a beating. Let’s not forget the potholes, bumps, and the occasional curb check they receive. Therefore it’s not unusual for a blowout or a tire to become flat when you least expect it. As a result, Clean Earth Recovery is skilled and happy to come out and change that flat tire for you. No one wants to be out when it’s hitting 110 degrees outside, kneeling on the hot, hard, sticky pavement—breathing in the disgusting oily smell. So, give us a call and we’ll be there in a matter of minutes.
Flat Tire With No Spare
Imagine you are heading to Wickenburg on S. Vulture Mine Road. You’re heading there because you have a significant interview for the job you have been waiting to open up. So, you have your finest attire on, and you know you look amazing. You pass N. Vulture Peak Road with a bit of anxiousness settling in your tummy, then you hear an unusual sound with your 2017 Jeep Compass pulling you the right side of the road. Without thinking, you slowly pull over to the shoulder and get out to check the tire. Yup! It’s flat. You are a DIY person, therefore, you begin searching for all the necessary equipment to your tire change. But you can’t find the spare.
That’s because many of the newer vehicles on the road today come without a spare tire. You’ve owned this Jeep a long time but it never occurred to you that you should check to see if you had a spare and the necessary tools after purchasing it. There’s no reason to fret. Here at Clean Earth Recovery, we have spare tires that fit most vehicles, as well as all the necessary equipment to change that tire for you.
Below is a list of the 2017 vehicles that came off the factory floor WITHOUT a spare tire.
- Acura NSX
BMW 2 Series
BMW 3 Series
BMW 4 Series
BMW 6 Series
Chevrolet Bolt EV
- Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mini Cooper Countryman
Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche 911 Carrera
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
DIY Flat Tire Change
If you are a DIY person, we have put together a few tips to assist you with your tire change. But if for someone reason you don’t have all the necessary tools, or don’t have a spare tire, you can always count on us here at Clean Earth Recovery for assistance no matter the time of day or night.
First, you will want to steer your car slowly to the side of the road to a safe location. Try to find an area that is out of the way of traffic, not on an incline, and a flat surface if possible.
Secondly, after you are stopped, turn on your flashers, and if you have safety triangles, use those as well. Doing this will signify to other motorists to move over to help keep you safe while changing your tire.
Thirdly, once you have initiated all the safety procedures, apply the parking brake to keep your vehicle from rolling. Then locate all the necessary tools you will need to change your tire. Which include; spare tire, jack, and tools. One note, not all of the tools required are the same for every vehicle. Your owners manual will have a list of all necessary tools and where to find your spare tire.
Now for the hard part, the tire change
Fourthly, before you jack up the car, go ahead and loosen the nuts. This is done to avoid having the vehicle fall off the jack. Sometimes your lug nuts can be challenging to remove and all the movent may cause a mishap. Once the lugs are loosened, go ahead and jack the car up. Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual to determine where precisely the jack should come into contact with your vehicle.
You’ll want to ensure that you raise the car sufficiently so that there’s enough clearance for the spare to go back on. Now you are ready to remove your bad tire and replace it with the spare. Tighten the lug nuts in a criss-cross manner so that they are all sufficiently tightened. Slowly let the jack down and ensure that the spare tire remains inflated.
After reading through the tire change procedures and deciding it’s not for you, you may want to give us a call…that’s ok. Or if you run into a snag, say getting the lug nuts loose, don’t worry, you can always count on us here at Clean Earth Recovery. If you need more than a simple tire change, like a tow for your truck, or winch out service for your car, we’re always available to assist here in the Wickenburg, Arizona area.
If you are sitting on the side of the road with a flat and don’t have a spare tire, call us at Clean Earth Recovery and we will bring you a spare. We have spare tires for most vehicles.
Our team is here to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with prompt, professional, and afforable service.