For that “Just in Case” Moment – How to Change a Tire

In a society where most drivers have some sort of roadside assistance membership, many people no longer know how to change a flat tire. However, in case of an emergency, here are some tire changing steps to remember.


  1. How to change a tirePull Over – find a safe flat area (if you are on the expressway, take the nearest exit), enable your parking brake, and turn on your hazard lights. For added safety, put a rock or other heavy object ahead of a front and rear tire.
  2. Get your materials – Retrieve the spare tire, wrench, and car jack.
  3. Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts by turning counter-clockwise (to the left).
  4. Place the carjack under a metal portion of the car and lift the vehicle off of the ground.
  5. Remove the lug nuts manually and remove the damaged tire.
  6. Put the spare tire on the car – line up the lug nut posts and lightly screw on the lug nuts manually.
  7. Lower the car back to the pavement with the car jack.
  8. Using the wrench, tighten the lug nuts by turning to the right.
  9. Remove the car jack and place spare tire, car jack, and wrench back in the car.
  10. Visit a service station so a professional can examine/repair the damaged tire.


If you have further questions about how to change a tire or any other service inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact our trusted and capable service department at Lewis Nissan, where we are happy to help!

2015 Nissan Summer Camp Gives High School Students Hands-On Learning Experience

Did you know that Nissan is not only dedicated to making top-quality vehicles, but is also committed to investing in future scientists and engineers with its 2015 Summer Enrichment Program?

Nissan Summer CampRecently, the automotive company’s Smyrna production plant sponsored a Nissan Summer camp for 52 Junior and Senior high school students. The experience, held over the course of four Saturdays, focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as it relates to the automotive industry and production. Students were able to see first-hand how Nissan engineers utilize the knowledge from these fields to problem solve at the plant.

“The objective is to give these students the interest and preparation needed to succeed in a university-level science or engineering curriculum,” said Justin Saia, corporate spokesman for Nissan North America.

The enrichment program concluded with student project presentations in which groups were asked to solve a problem. The prompts ranged from finding a new route for supply trucks, improving the front-end assembly process, averting risks at the plant, and reducing the time it takes to thread a nut.

We at Lewis Nissan are thrilled that Nissan is investing in the future of our students and wish all participants of the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program success in the STEM field!