How Do I Change a Tire on My Car?

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4) Remove the Hubcap

If your car has hubcaps, wheel covers, or center caps that need to be removed to access the lug nuts, do that next. Often the end of the provided wrench is flattened at one end so you can use it as a wedge between the rim and the hubcap.

Some hubcaps are held on by the lug nuts; if that's the case, you'll remove it when you remove the wheel. If you have a towel available, place the wheel cover face down on it. It makes a safe place to put the lug nuts when you take them off.

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