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Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual / Vehicle Care / Wheels and Tires / Tire Changing / Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

Warning Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place.

To store the flat tire:

  1.  Return the jack and tools to their original storage location.
  2. Replace the spare tire cover.
  3.  Replace the load floor.
  4.  Place the flat tire, lying flat, in the rear storage compartment.

Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

  1. Route the loop end of the strap through one of the cargo tie-downs in the rear of the vehicle.

    Then route the hook through the loop and pull the strap to tighten it around the cargo tie-down.

  2.  Route the hook end of the strap through the wheel.
  3.  Attach one end of the strap to a cargo tie-down in the rear of the vehicle.

Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

  1. Route the strap through the wheel, as shown.
  2.  Attach the other end of the strap to the other cargo tie-down in the rear of the vehicle.
  3.  Tighten the strap

The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can.

Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
Do a safety check before proceeding. See If a Tire Goes Flat for more information.  For vehicles with a wheel cover or center cap, pull the cover or center cap away from the wheel ...

Compact Spare Tire
Warning Driving with more than one compact spare tire at a time could result in loss of braking and handling. This could lead to a crash and you or others could be injured. Us ...

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Remote Vehicle Start
The vehicle may have this feature that allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. : This button will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start. The climate control system will use the previous settings during a remote start. The rear defog may come on duri ...

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