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Clean up after changing a vehicle tire

If the hubcap you took from the flat tire will fit your spare, put it in place the same way you removed it initially.

If it doesn't fit, stow it away with the tire when you stow your equipment.

Stow all equipment. You have before you a jack, a lug wrench, wheel wedges, gloves, flashlight, your flat tire, and possibly a hubcap.

Don't forget to put all of them in your vehicle before driving away. Check the pressure in the spare tire. You should check the tire pressure of the spare tire to make sure that it is safe to drive on.

"T-Type" temporary spares, also called "mini-spares," require 60 psi (420 kPa).

If the tire needs pressure, drive (slowly) to a service station immediately.

Take Your Flat Tire to a Technician. Temporary spare tires aren't made to drive long distances or at high speeds, so drive cautiously until you're able to visit a tire technician.

A professional should be able to determine whether your tire needs a repair or if it's time to replace it.

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