[music playing] Here’s hoping you’ll never have to, but
just in case, let’s talk about changing a flat tire.
If you get a flat tire, make sure you’re parked on a firm, level surface safely away
from traffic. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Also, make sure
the ignition is off, the hazard lights are on and the parking brake is fully set. Chock both the front and rear of the wheel
diagonally opposite of the jacking position. For example, if you’re changing the right
front tire, chock the left rear tire. If equipped, you’ll find the compact spare
tire, wheel chocks, jack and jack-handle under an access cover in the trunk. Lift up the load floor cover and remove the
hold down. Now you can remove the spare tire, jack and jack handle. Turn the jack screw
counter-clockwise to loosen the lug wrench, and remove the wrench from the jack assembly. Go ahead now and loosen – but do not remove
– the lug nuts by turning them counter-clockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
There is a front and rear jacking location on each side of the vehicle.
Place the jack underneath the lift area closest to the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise
to firmly engage the jack saddle with the lift area. Do not raise the vehicle until
you’re sure the jack is fully engaged. Now you’re ready to raise the vehicle by
turning the jack screw clockwise. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the
surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire. Remember, minimum
tire lift provides maximum stability. OK…now go ahead and remove the lug nuts
and wheel. Mount the spare tire with the valve stem facing out. Damage can occur if the spare tire is mounted
incorrectly. Reinstall the lug nuts and lightly tighten them clockwise. Now you can lower
the vehicle by turning the jack screw counter-clockwise. Remove the jack. Once on the ground you can
finish tightening the lug nuts. Alternate lug nuts until each one’s been tightened
twice. Maximum effort should be used for final tightening of the lug nuts. It’s always
a good idea to have the tightness checked with a torque wrench by an authorized dealer
or at a service station. Now just secure the tire, jack and tools in
their proper locations… and you’re ready to go. This video is not intended to take the place
of your Owner’s Manual. For complete details and other important safety information, please
see your Owner’s Information.