Changing wheels and tires
Mounting and wheel balancing
Have mounting and wheel balancing carried out
by a dealer’s service center or another qualified
service center or repair shop.
Wheel and tire combination
You can ask the dealer's service center or an‐
other qualified service center or repair shop
about the correct wheel/tire combination and
wheel rim versions for the vehicle.
Wheels and tires which are not suitable for your
vehicle can damage parts of the vehicle, for in‐
stance due to contact with the body due to tol‐
erances despite the same official size rating.
There is a risk of an accident. The manufac‐
turer of your vehicle strongly suggests that you
use wheels and tires that have been recom‐
mended by the vehicle manufacturer for your
Mounted steel wheels can cause technical
problems, for instance independent loosening
of the lug bolts, damage to the brake discs.
There is a risk of accident. Do not mount steel
Incorrect wheel/tire combinations will have a
negative impact on the vehicle's handling and
on the function of a variety of systems, such as
the Anti-lock Brake System or Dynamic Stabil‐
ity Control. There is a risk of accident. To main‐
tain good handling and vehicle response, use
only tires with a single tread configuration from
a single manufacturer. The manufacturer of the
vehicle recommends that you use wheels and
tires that have been recommended by the vehi‐
cle manufacturer for your vehicle type. Follow‐
ing tire damage, have the original wheel/tire
combination remounted on the vehicle as soon
Recommended tire brands
For each tire size, the manufacturer of the vehi‐
cle recommends certain tire brands. The tire
brands can be identified by a star on the tire
Tire traction is not optimal due to manufacturing
circumstances when tires are brand-new; they
achieve their full traction potential after a break-in
Drive conservatively for the first
200 miles/300 km.
Retreaded tires can have different tire casing
structures. With advanced age the service life
can be limited. There is a risk of an accident.
The manufacturer of your vehicle does not rec‐
ommend the use of retreaded tires.
Wheels and tires
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