How Do I Change a Tire on My Car?

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12) Head to a Tire Shop

Using a spare tire in place of a flat tire is only a temporary fix. As soon as you can, you'll want to get to a tire shop or car dealership to have your tire repaired or replaced. Depending on the amount of damage, many punctures can be fixed.

If, however, there’s a large hole, cuts, or damage to the sidewall, you will have to replace the tire. If possible, replace it with the same brand and model. When that’s not an option, you should at least get a new tire that is same type and size. You wouldn’t wear two different sizes and styles of shoes, and you don’t want your car to either.

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