Are you prepared to install a spare tire on your RAM 1500 or Chrysler Pacifica should the need arise? Check out our tips for easy and safe flat tire replacement. Our team at Village Motors, Inc is here to assist in any way they can. Contact us today to learn more!


Nothing is worse than experiencing a flat tire only to find your tools or your spare tire are missing. Set aside some time every season to review what’s in your toolbox and inspect the condition of the spare tire. For a safe tire changing experience, keep these items in your vehicle:

  • A spare tire; you won’t get far without this crucial component
  • A lug wrench; it helps you remove the lug nuts and tire
  • A scissor jack; it raises your truck for easy tire removal
  • Tire wedges; they prevent your vehicle from rolling
  • Gloves and a raincoat; makes it easier to get the job done
  • Safety gear; such as a reflective vest or flares increases your visibility to other drivers

How to Change a Flat Tire

Once you’ve pulled over to the side of the road, turn on your flashers and set your parking brake. Grab your spare and your tools and get to work. Follow your manufacturer’s guidelines for best results, which look something like this:

  1. Loosen the lug nuts on the tire
  2. Jack up the vehicle
  3. Remove the lug nuts and the flat tire
  4. Install the spare tire and reattach the lug nuts
  5. Lower the vehicle
  6. Tighten the lug nuts
  7. Stow your gear

Village Motors, Inc

Next, make your way to our RAM dealership in Millersburg for tire replacement or repair service. Our team at Village Motors, Inc will inspect your tire and provide the necessary next steps. To learn more or to receive a demonstration, get in touch with us today!