With its stylish aesthetic, fun driving dynamics, and upscale interior, it's a pleasure to drive the new Toyota Camry. It's an excellent option for the morning commute or running errands around town. However, no matter where you're headed, getting a flat tire can quickly turn a sweet day sour. As much of a bummer as a flat tire can be, knowing your prepared can go a long way towards minimizing the impact it has on your day. Before your next drive, take a minute to locate the spare tire and tools so that you can go right to them when needed.
To access the spare tire and tools, open the Camry's trunk and look for the latch It's a plastic rectangle with a handle right at the front. Pull the tab towards you to access the handle and use the handle to lift the floor. The handle also serves as a hook that can hang on the seal under the back window. You will see a foam tire cover with the jack and tools embedded in their dedicated slots. Lift the cover out of the way to access the tire. To remove the tire, use your hands to unscrew and remove the plastic retaining bolt. Then, lift out the tire.
While not strictly necessary, there are few items you can store with the tire to make the process safer and easier. These include a rain jacket or poncho, a small cut of wood (2x6 inches), a flashlight with batteries, and gloves. Wheel wedges and a reflective traffic triangle can provide an extra layer of safety.
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