Some of the details shown here will vary according to model. However, the basic principles apply to all vehicles.
Do not change a wheel in a situation where you risk being hit by other traffic. On busy roads, try to stop in a lay-by or a gateway. Be wary of passing traffic while changing the wheel – it is easy to become distracted by the job in hand.
The spare wheel and tools are stored in the luggage compartment. Lift up the luggage compartment carpet and remove the tool kit from the centre of the spare wheel.
Where applicable (steel wheels), remove the wheel trim cover.
On models where anti-theft wheel bolts are fitted (alloy wheels), pull off the plastic cover using the yellow plastic tool in the tool kit . . .
. . . then unscrew the anti-theft bolt (one on each wheel) using the special tool provided – normally stored in the passenger glovebox or tool kit.
Place the chock (arrowed) provided in the vehicle tool kit against the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be removed, or use a stone/rock to stop the car rolling.
Using the tool provided, slacken each wheel bolt by half-a-turn.
Engage the jack head with the reinforced jacking point nearest the wheel to be changed; the jacking point is the area by the cut-out on the sill. Ensure the head of the jack is positioned securely then raise the jack until its base is in contact with the ground. Ensure the jack base is located directly below the sill then raise the vehicle until the wheel is clear of the ground. If the tyre is flat, remember to raise the vehicle sufficiently to allow the spare wheel to be fitted.
Remove the bolts and lift off the wheel. Place the wheel beneath the sill as a precaution against the jack failing then fit the spare wheel. Fit the wheel bolts and moderately tighten them with the wheel brace. Remove the punctured wheel from under the sill then lower the vehicle to the ground.
Tighten the wheel bolts in a diagonal sequence then refit the wheel trim (where applicable). Note that the wheel bolts should be slackened and retightened to 90 Nm (66 Ibf ft) at the earliest possible opportunity. Store the punctured wheel/tyre and tools back in the luggage compartment, and secure them in position.
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