▷ Tire inflation pressure too low.
▷ Vehicle overloading.
▷ Incorrect tire storage.
Damaged tires can lose tire inflation pressure,
which can lead to loss of vehicle control. There
is a risk of accident. If tire damage is suspected
while driving, immediately reduce speed and
stop. Have wheels and tires checked. For this
purpose, drive carefully to the nearest dealer’s
service center or another qualified service cen‐
ter or repair shop. Have vehicle towed or trans‐
ported as needed. Do not repair damaged tires,
but have them replaced.
Tires can become damaged by driving over ob‐
stacles, e.g., curbs or road damage, at high
speed. Larger wheels have a smaller tire cross-
section. The smaller the tire cross-section, the
higher the risk of tire damage. There is a dan‐
ger of accidents and property damage. If possi‐
ble, avoid driving over objects or road condi‐
tions that may damage tires, or drive over them
slowly and carefully.
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 unexpected loosening of
the lug bolts and 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 ABS Antilock Braking System or DSC Dy‐
namic Stability Control. There is a risk of acci‐
dent. To maintain good handling and vehicle
response, use only tires with a single tread con‐
figuration from a single manufacturer. The
manufacturer of the vehicle recommends that
you use wheels and tires that have been rec‐
ommended by the vehicle manufacturer for
your vehicle type. Following tire damage, have
Wheels and tires
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