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Marquez Pickens
Process Essay
How to Change a Flat Tire
One long night on your way home and suddenly your tire burst, will you know how to change your tire? There are many steps in changing a flat tire. First, you need will to know how to pull off the road safely. Second, you must begin to remove the flat tire. Finally, you can put your spare tire onto the car. If you were in this situation, would you know how to properly change a flat tire?

Now put yourself in the situation and perform the following steps. First step is to turn on your emergency lights and pull off the road safely. Then you need to make sure you apply the hand brake and have the transmission in park. You can also use a chock or a large rock to be safe and to prevent the car from rolling. Next, you need to open your trunk and get the spare tire, jack, and the lug-nut wrench. Place all of the equipment where it can be easily accessed. While the car is still on the ground, you need to loosen the lug nuts, remember to turn counterclockwise to loosen the nuts or bolts. Do not completely remove the lug nuts before jacking up the car. After loosening the nuts, you now begin to jack up the car.

This is one of the fairly easy steps in changing a flat tire. Next you can start removing all of the lug nuts, but be sure to place them where you can find them again. Do not scatter the lug nuts around you in the grass where they get lost (“Click and Clack’s”). After you have removed all of the lug nuts, you can then begin to remove the flat tire. Now you need to put the old flat tire into the trunk so your mechanic can replace the flat tire with a new tire.

Finally, you can begin to put your spare tire onto your car. Now you can start by tightening the lug nuts by hand first back onto the tire. Then you can tighten as tight as you can with the lug nut wench. If you would like to tighten the lug nuts even more securely you may position the wrench where you can bounce on it with all...
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