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How to Change a Tire on a Lincoln Town Car

by Abby Vaun; Updated November 07, 2017

Items you will need

  • Jack

  • Wheel wrench

  • Spare tire

If you need to change a tire on your Lincoln Town Car, there’s no need to call AAA to come to your rescue. No matter what year-model your Town Car is, the instructions for changing a tire are the same. Your car comes with all the tools necessary to change your tire, and you’ll be done before roadside assistance has a chance to get to you.

Drive to a level surface. Put the car in “Park.”

Remove the jack and spare tire from the trunk. The jack is on the right side of the trunk above the wheel well. If your Town Car is equipped with “Air Suspension,” flip the switch to “Off.” The switch is located on the left side of the trunk above the wheel well.

Disconnect the wheel wrench from the jack.

Remove the center cap covering the wheel nuts. Use the flat end of the wheel wrench to gently pry it off.

Unscrew the wheel nuts partially with the wheel wrench. Make sure they are loose but do not take them off yet.

Place the jack under the car. There are jacking location marks on the body of the car near each wheel well. The jack head will go directly under the frame of the vehicle in line with the mark. The front marks are semicircles and the rear marks are triangles. Refer to your owner’s manual for a diagram of these locations if you have trouble finding them.

Raise the vehicle with the jack. Turn the handle clockwise until there is enough room to slide the tire off the car.

Unscrew and remove the wheel nuts you loosened previously.

Pull off the flat tire.

Slide the spare tire onto the lugs.

Screw on the wheel nuts by hand until all of them are snug.

Turn the jack handle counterclockwise and lower the vehicle to the ground.

Tighten the wheel nuts with the wheel wrench.

Place the flat tire, jack and wrench in the trunk. If you turned off the air suspension, turn it back on.

About the Author

After accidentally stumbling into a journalism class at University of North Texas, Abby Vaun has been writing ever since. She honed her skills writing for "The Dallas Morning News" and as a copy editor for Earle Palmer Brown in New York City. From Dallas to New York to L.A., she has enjoyed freelancing for 10 years and expanding her knowledge through her profession.

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