Jacking & Tire Changing  | How To | 2020 Fiat 500L

Jacking & Tire Changing | How To | 2020 Fiat 500L


music playing] Here’s hoping you’ll never have to, but
just in case, let’s talk about changing a flat tire. Make sure you’re parked on a firm, level
surface, safely away from traffic. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Also, make sure the hazard lights are on,
the vehicle is in Park, the ignition is off and the parking brake is fully set. There should be no one in the vehicle. If equipped, the scissor-type jack and tire
changing tools are located under the rear cargo floor. The spare tire is stowed underneath the rear
of the vehicle, and is held in place by a cable winch mechanism. Fit the jack handle extension over the drive
nut, located in the rear cargo area inside the vehicle. Use the lug wrench to rotate the nut counter-clockwise
until the spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to allow you to pull the
tire out from under the vehicle. When the spare is clear, remove the knob,
or plastic molded nut, from the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the
center of the wheel. Blocking both the front and rear of the wheel
diagonally opposite of the jacking position is also a good idea. If changing the right front tire, block the
left rear tire. If your wheel bolts are covered by a center
cap, you’ll have to remove it by using the included flat head screwdriver or the wheel
bolt wrench to carefully pry it off. Now loosen, but do not remove, the wheel lug
bolts by turning them counter-clockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. The front and rear jacking locations are indicated
by the triangular lift position indicators located on the side of the vehicle. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure
the jack is fully engaged. Now you’re ready to raise the vehicle by
turning the jack screw clockwise. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just
clears the surface. Remember, minimum tire lift provides maximum
stability. Ok, now go ahead and remove the lug bolts
and wheel. Position the spare tire on the vehicle with
the valve stem facing out. The vehicle could be damaged if the spare
tire is mounted incorrectly. Re-install the lug bolts and lightly tighten
them clockwise. Now you can lower the vehicle by turning the
jack screw counter-clockwise, and remove the jack. Once on the ground you can finish tightening
the lug bolts. Alternate lug bolts until each one has been
tightened twice. Maximum effort should be used to tighten the
lug bolts. It’s always a good idea to have the tightness
checked with a torque wrench by an authorized dealer or at a service station. Now winch the cable into storage position,
and safely stow the flat tire. Secure the jack and tools in their proper
locations, and you’re ready to go. This video is not intended to take the place
of your Owner’s Manual. For complete details and other important safety
information, please see your Owner’s Information.

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