How To Change BMW Tires
BMW tires make your driving experience as smooth and as efficient as possible. However, if you’re driving over poor roads, weathering through rainstorms, or driving too fast around sharp corners, your tires may eventually need replacement. Here are the steps to changing BMW tires so you can get back on the road again!
- The Best Way To Change A Tire Is On A Level, Stable, And Safe Surface
Although changing your tire in an unsafe place might seem like a good idea in case of emergency, it can be risky and cause more damage to your car if you aren’t careful.
- Place The Car In “Park” And Apply The Parking Brake
People are often in a hurry when they are doing their car’s maintenance, which can cause many problems. Make sure that your car is properly parked on a flat surface, and make sure you set it into a Park position to keep it safe.
- Set A Heavy Object In Front Of The Front And Back Tires (E.G., Rock, Concrete, Spare Wheel, Etc.)
Your car will not roll if you do this. If you are working on concrete, place a tarp under your wheels to don’t scratch them or crack their surface.
- Remove The Jack And The Spare Tire
BMW has a lot of spare tires and jacks, and they come in handy when you need them. The spare tire is found underneath your trunk, or at least that’s what it looks like if you have a hatchback car. As for cars with the trunk, it should be there.
- Jack the Car Until It Is Supported (But Not Lifted)
Place a jack stand on each side of the car and crank it up to support some of its weight. A two-ton jack or a hydraulic floor jack is recommended for lifting an automobile.
- Turn the Nuts Counterclockwise To Loosen The Hubcap
The nuts on this vehicle are too large to be removed with a regular wrench. You’ll need a 21mm socket to loosen them. In rare cases, you may have to remove a wheel liner panel in order to access these nuts.
- Lift the Tire By Pumping Or Cranking The Jack
If you use a floor jack, place it under one of your vehicle’s cross members, such as between your axle and transmission. Slowly lift until your tire is about an inch or two off of the ground.
- Continue Removing The Nuts Until They Are All Off
Use a wrench to remove all of the lug nuts. Put them in a safe place so you can replace them later.
- Remove the Tire
Using caution, lower one side of your vehicle slowly until your jack supports it. If you are changing a front tire, lower it until there is clearance beneath to remove your wheel with ease. You cannot remove all the tires at once, but you can remove one at a time. If you need to change all four tires, do two at a time with sufficient time in between to set up for removal on both sides of your vehicle.
- Place the Spare Tire On The Hub
Stand directly behind your vehicle and place your hands on either side of the hub. Grasping firmly, move your hands forward until you hear a click, which indicates that it has been correctly connected to the hub.
- Tighten the Nuts Until They Are All Snug
The bolts you choose should be tight enough not to damage your wheel but loose enough not to come off while you are driving.
- Lower The Car And Be Careful About Its Weight
While lowering a car, you need to be extremely careful. If there is any weight applied on a tire that is not pressed firmly on a floor, it will cause excessive wear and tear of a wheel assembly and stripping off an axle component.
- Lower the Vehicle To The Ground And Remove The Jack
Now lower the car to your ground fully and remove your jack from under it.