Flat tire is stuck on vehicle. what is the best way to remove

I have a flat tire. Cannot get flat tire off vehicle. Lug nuts are removed. Do you have any suggestions on how to remove tire

My car has 40000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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If you have the vehicle raised and the lug nuts remove and the rim is stuck on the vehicle then it will take some power kicks to the sides of the rim to break the tire loose. Try to put your back on the car and do some horse type kicks to rim on each side to break rim loose.

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Tools to Change a Tire

A manual car jack designed to raise your vehicle high enough to remove the flat tire. A spare tire. Most vehicles are equipped with a “donut tire”, a spare that is smaller in diameter than a regular tire. A lug wrench or torque wrench.

The four things needed to change your tire include a spare tire, an impact wrench, a lug wrench or a deep socket wrench that fits the lug nuts/bolts, and a jack. There are three different types of jacks that you can buy: a scissor jack, bottle jack or bumper jack.
A lug wrench is used to remove or install a tire`s lug nuts. They are often used on the go to fix a sudden flat tire. The lug wrench is cross-shaped with a socket of a different size at each end. An impact wrench looks a lot like a power drill and comes in two styles.
A lug wrench, sometimes called a tire iron, tire tool, or a t-bar, should be provided in your vehicle`s tire kit, along with a jack and a spare tire.
Also known as wheel lug wrenches, wheel nut wrenches are one of the best tools to have if you`re a car owner. Wheel nut wrenches are compact tools that are designed to work with wheel nuts (also called lug nuts) – the nuts that hold a wheel in place on a vehicle.
A lug wrench, also known as a tire iron or wheel wrench, is a tool used to remove and tighten lug nuts on a car`s wheels. Lug nuts are the fasteners that hold the wheels on the car`s hubs.

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Flat tire is stuck on vehicle. what is the best way to remove
ANSWER : If you have the vehicle raised and the lug nuts remove and the rim is stuck on the vehicle then it will take some power kicks to the sides of the rim to break the tire loose. Try to put your back on the car and do some horse type kicks to rim on each side to break rim loose.

Nail in tire was removed but tire did not lose air. Nail did not penetrate all the way thru. Is tire still safe?
ANSWER : Hey there. As long as you sprayed soapy water on the area and no leak was found then you should be okay to operate the car without too much worry. If there was a leak, you would begin to see air bubbles where air is purging out of the tire. I would still bring the car to a tire shop to double check and make sure that it is okay to drive on.

I hit a curb going about 20-30 mph while turning and got a flat tire. While getting ready to change the flat and put a doughnut on
ANSWER : Hi There,
It may be difficult to tell what the light colored fluid could be as there are a number of fluids in the vehicle that serve various purposes. It may be likely that the light colored fluid may be brake fluid if one of the brake lines was damaged. It may also be possible that trying to move the vehicle with the emergency brake set could have damaged the emergency brake by the force of the vehicle moving. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at the vehicle.

Repairing my flat tire – 1999 Toyota Sienna
ANSWER : Most tire stores are not allowed to repair a tire with a plug anymore due to the possibility of damaging the internal cords of the tire. They would have to remove the tire and patch it from the inside. A tire should not be repaired if the puncture is less than one inch from the outer edge of the tread that meets the side wall of the tire. A patch will not be able to sit flat inside the tire if it is too close to the side wall and won’t stick, starting to leak soon after installation. A tire plug is considered a temporary repair and may not last very long. It will last an even shorter amount of time if it is in or near the side wall.

I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to determine if your vehicle is perfectly safe and suggest a course of action to rectify any issues that come to light.

Advice for winter tires
ANSWER : 205/55R17 may be too tall for your vehicle. A couple of good sources to check size compatibility for your vehicle would be tirerack.com or maybe discounttire.com. Sites like Tire Rack specialize in winter tire packages and is a good source for fitment options. I have personally used Bridgestone and Dunlop snow tires and would recommend either. However, it is highly recommended that winter tires be mounted at all 4 corners. Having different tires with different capabilities not only makes the vehicle unstable, it will effect systems like the anti-lock brakes and traction control. Winter tires perform much better than summer or all-season tires do in ice and snow conditions. Having two tires with good winter traction and two with poor traction will have the anti-lock brake system working overtime. Also, sticking with a smaller tire for winter use is advisable. For ice and snow driving, you want the opposite for summer driving. Wide, low profile tires improve warm, dry weather driving. Tall, narrow, tires provide better control on snow and ice. Consider keeping your stock 16 inch wheels for winter use with winter tires mounted on them and maybe a nice set of 17 inch wheels and tires for summer use. I’ve done that with nearly every vehicle I’ve owned whether front, rear, or all-wheel drive.

I took off from a stop sign felt like something stuck and than sounded like i had a flat tire. Now it’s making a loud Thumping in 2014 Kia Sorento
ANSWER : Hello – this issue (or issues) may be a combination of multiple problems. The "stuck" issue at the stop light may be a brake not releasing when you take your foot off the brake pedal. The thumping noise once you started moving again could be a broken component in the brake system on one wheel that is catching each time the wheel revolves. It could also be a tire with separating tread – may still be holding air, but the tire is coming apart. I would recommend a tire and brake inspection](https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-shaking-or-vibrating-inspection) immediately by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs. This does not sound like a safe situation!

If a tire is plugged twice right beside each other, would you be able to see if it had been plugged from the outside of the tire?
ANSWER : An inspection is only as good as the time spent and the person doing the inspection. I can say that a plug may be hard to spot. If the plug was there for a while, then it would be road worn and even harder to spot. If the dealer wanted to do the right thing then they should help you out with a replacement tire. However, various dealerships will obviously have different policies for handling these types of situations.

Can I replace my 225/45R18 tires with 215/55R17 tires? The 215’s are what ALL tire sites say are original factory size
ANSWER : I owned a 2008 Sonata and currently own a 2015 Sonata Sport 2.0T Limited. With your generation as well as my 2015, the Sonata with the 2.0T engine has larger brakes so the 18 inch wheels make more room for them. Since yours is a 2.4 Limited, it only has the 18 inch wheels for appearance as all 2.4 ltr versions whether Base or Limited, have the same size brakes. I do not recommend a 215mm section width with the 18 inch wheels. The ride and handling will deteriorate badly. If you are sticking with the 18 inch wheels, then stick with the 225/45R18 tires. You can most certainly change down to the 215/55R17 tires AND wheels. Any 17 inch wheels listed for the Base, SE, GLS, etc will fit fine. The ride and handling will be different. It will ride a bit smoother as you are increasing the sidewall aspect ratio – 55 vs 45%. The will also be narrower – 215mm vs 225 mm. It may not grip as well in dry weather but you may notice a little better traction in wet and snowy conditions as there will be more weight concentrated on a narrower tread area. Your speedometer may be slightly off however. The average overall diameter of a 225/45R18 tire is 25.9 inches. So that makes for roughly 802 revolutions per mile. The 215/55R17 will have an average diameter of 26.3 inches and approximately 790 revolutions per mile. A slight difference that may only cause your speedometer to be off by 1-2 mph. On the up side, you may get a slight bump in miles per gallon. The taller tire will reduce engine rpms at highway speeds slightly. So if you are willing to reduce the wheels from 18 inch to 17 inch, then go ahead with the 215/55R17 tires. If you are keeping the 18 inch wheels, then stick with the 225/45R18 tires.