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How to change a tire on an audi a6

Updated April 17, 2017

In comparison to most other vehicles, changing a tire on an Audi A6 can be an incredibly simple procedure. However, you should follow the same rules as you would when changing any other tire. For instance, always change your tire on level ground while the car is in park. Never leave the engine running and never attempt to change your tire near oncoming traffic.

Remove the plastic lug nut caps with the cap removal tool located in the boot of your Audi A6. Simply use this tool to clip opposite ends of the lug nut cap and pull it out. Alternatively, you could pop the cap off with a flathead screwdriver.

Loosen the lug nuts on your tire by turning the tire iron in a counterclockwise direction. Do not remove the lug nuts completely.

Jack up your car by placing the car jack by placing it under the indent beneath your Audi A6 near the side rails. Choose the indent that is closest to the wheel you are replacing to jack up your car.

Remove the lug nuts and pull your tire free from the vehicle. Replace the tire by lining up the bolts with the rim holes. Replace the lug nut bolts, and use your tire iron to attach them loosely. Do not tighten the lug nuts completely until you've lowered your jack.

Lower the jack and remove it. Tighten each lug nut as far as it will go.

Things You'll Need

  • Tire iron
  • Replacement tire
  • Jack
  • Lug nut cap remover or flathead screwdriver
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Jason Alexander began his professional writing career in 2003. He has worked as a staff writer at several different newspapers, including the "Eagle Times" and the "Northwoods Sporting Journal." He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from a university in New England.