Van Horn Ford of Lomira is the WI Ford dealership you can rely on for a range of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs, along with an expert team dedicated to helping you find the perfect vehicle.

But our job doesn’t stop there. We also want to help ensure that you and your vehicle stay safe—no matter what the road ahead might bring. That’s why our Ford service center is offering tips and tricks for managing roadside emergencies—like changing a flat tire.

It’s not as scary as it seems. Start by moving the vehicle and yourself to a safe location, and put the car into park and engage the emergency brake. You’ll also want to chock the tires on the side opposite the flat. Next, locate your jack, tire iron, and spare tire. Loosen the lug nuts slightly, then use your owner’s manual to find the right jacking points and begin to jack your vehicle.

Once the flat tire is completely off the ground, remove the lug nuts and the tire. Replace the tire with your spare and put the lug nuts back into place, but do not tighten them completely just yet. Lower your vehicle to the ground, and screw the lug nuts tightly into place.

Next, you’ll want to schedule an appointment at Van Horn Ford of Lomira, your local “Ford service center near me.” Here, we’ll be able to examine your flat tire and determine the cause of the flat. If it’s repairable, we’ll be able to get you back on the road in no time. Should you need a new tire entirely, we can also set you up with a fresh piece of rubber. We carry an assortment of tire types and brands.

We are located at 700 East Avenue in Lomira, WI.