How to fix a flat tire on a MINI Cooper

How to fix a flat tire on a MINI Cooper:

  1. Stop the vehicle as far away from traffic as possible on a level surface.
  2. Open the rear hatch of the Mini and remove the cargo mat or carpet.
  3. Remove the tire-changing tools and locate the cover over the threaded hole in the spare-tire carrier underneath the rear of the car.
  4. Remove the cover by loosening the holding nut with the tire lug wrench in a counterclockwise direction.
  5. Pull the spare tire from the underneath of the rear of the vehicle. The spare tire for standard MINI Coopers hangs underneath the back end of the MINI. It can be accessed through the trunk floor panel. To lower and remove it, simply open your trunk, remove the floor panel and using the tire tools that came with your MINI, use the mechanism that lowers the tire.
  6. Place the folding chock against one of the unaffected tires to keep the vehicle from rolling.
  7. On the wheel with the flat tire, loosen the lug nuts half a turn counterclockwise with the lug wrench.
  8. Place the jack underneath the jacking point next to the flat tire.
  9. Screw the lifting handle clockwise onto the threads of the hole and lift the handle slightly to reveal the securing springs.
  10. Remove the lug nuts and the flat tire.
  11. Place the spare tire onto the wheel studs and screw on the lug nuts.
  12. Lower the vehicle to the ground and remove the jack.
  13. Tighten the lug nuts with the lug wrench in a clockwise direction.
  14. Replace the cargo mat or carpet and the tire-changing tools.

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