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Tire Repair

We Fix Flat Tires in a Jiffy! Flat tires are very inconvenient. While there is little you can do to prevent a flat tire, you can help minimize the hassle and damage to your tire by being prepared. Make sure you talk to one of our highly experienced technicians, if you have any questions.

Make Sure You Always Have:

  • An inflated spare tire
  • A jack
  • A lug wrench
  • Bracing material, such as a small piece of wood or a brick

In Case of a Flat Tire

  1. Stop As Soon As Possible. Driving on your flat can destroy the tire and damage your wheels.
  2. Flat on Flat. Try to stop on even, flat pavement if you can.
  3. Loosen the Lug Nuts. The first crank is the toughest; do it before you jack up the vehicle.
  4. Jack it Up. Place your jack under the vehicle as instructed in your vehicle's owner's manual, being sure not to wedge it against fiberglass trim or flimsy material.
  5. Get Braces. If you parked on uneven ground, place a wedge behind the tires you're not changing and level the jack with your bracing material before jacking up the vehicle.
  6. Remove the Lugs.
  7. Remove the Flat Tire.
  8. Mount the Spare Tire.
  9. Replace the Lugs. Try to tighten each lug equally to keep your spare evenly mounted.
  10. Lower the Jack.
  11. One More Twist. With the vehicle on solid ground, the spare may have shifted. Give each lug one more twist to be sure.
  12. Drive Away — SLOWLY. Spare tires often have speed and usage limits listed on the sidewall. Follow these guidelines and contact us as soon as possible.

About Us

Serving the Dekalb, IL area, Lovell's Discount Tire carries top quality brand name tires and wheels from Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Dunlop, Cooper, Goodyear, and more. Our service department specializes in batteries, exhaust, tire balancing, and more. Schedule Your Appointment Today!