If you have a puncture, do not continue to drive your vehicle; this can quickly damage the tyre and wheel. Instead, stop your car safely on level, flat ground, and away from traffic if possible. You should only ever attempt to change a wheel on even ground. If you need to, set up a warning triangle and turn on your hazard lights.
Next, apply the parking brake and put your Toyota into park or first gear, to ensure that it doesn’t accidentally move whilst you’re changing the wheel. Turn off the ignition and make sure that any passengers safely exit the vehicle.
Locate your spare wheel and replacement tools in the trunk. You should find a car jack for raising the vehicle, and a wrench to take off the nuts that attach the wheel to the car.
If the wheel has a hubcap, remove this with the tool provided. If you have locking wheel nuts you will also need the key to remove these.
Before jacking up the vehicle, loosen the nuts with the wrench (one half to one turn). These should be tight; if you can’t turn them by hand, apply pressure on the wrench with your foot.
You’ll then need to jack up your car.
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