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How do you replace a tire on a Subaru Outback?

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Replacing a tire on a Subaru Outback generally involves using a lift jack to raise the vehicle and wrench to remove the lug nuts. Owners can then take off the wheel and tire and either install a spare tire or a wheel with a new tire.

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How do you replace a tire on a Subaru Outback?
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Replacing a tire on a Subaru Outback is similar to replacing a tire on any standard car or automotive vehicle. Equipment necessary to change the tire are a lift jack and a wrench. Use the jack to lift the vehicle and pick the tire up off the ground. Then use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the wheel. Once all the lug nuts are loose, remove them one by one and keep them in a safe place nearby.

After the lug nuts are removed, the wheel and tire can be removed from the car. If a spare wheel is being put in its place, locate the spare wheel under the flooring of the trunk area, and take it out. Place the spare tire onto the lug bolts, and repeat the removal process in reverse order. Start by screwing on each lug nut, and then once all the lug nuts are screwed on, use the wrench to tighten the wheel to the disc plate.

After all the lug nuts are fully tightened, disengage the jack to bring the car back to the ground. Subaru recommends not exceeding 50 miles per hour using a spare and changing the spare back to a standard tire as soon as possible.

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