Rotating wheels between axles
Rotating tires between the axles on vehicles
with different tire sizes or rim sizes on the front
and rear axles can cause damage to the tires
and the vehicle. There is a risk of accident. Do
not rotate the tires between the axles on vehi‐
cles with different tire sizes or rim sizes on the
front and rear axles.
Different wear patterns can occur on the front
and rear axles depending on individual driving
conditions. The tires can be rotated in pairs be‐
tween the axles to achieve even wear. Further in‐
formation is available from a dealer's service cen‐
ter or another qualified service center or repair
shop. After rotating, check the tire pressure and
correct, if needed.
Tire inflation pressure
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pres‐
sure indicated on the side wall of the tire.
▷ Store wheels and tires in a cool, dry and dark
▷ Always protect tires against all contact with
oil, grease, and solvents.
▷ Do not leave tires in plastic bags.
▷ Remove dirt from wheels or tires.
Run-flat tires permit continued driving under re‐
stricted conditions even in the event of a com‐
plete loss of tire inflation pressure.
The wheels consist of tires that are self-support‐
ing, to a limited degree, and possibly special
The support of the sidewall allows the tire to re‐
main drivable to a restricted degree in the event
of a tire inflation pressure loss.
Follow the instructions for continued driving with
a flat tire.
The vehicle handles differently when a run-flat
tire has insufficient or no tire pressure; for in‐
stance, reduced lane stability when braking,
braking distances are longer and the self-steer‐
ing properties will change. There is a risk of ac‐
cident. Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Heavy trailers can start swinging when continu‐
ing to drive with a flat tire. There may be a risk
of accident or risk of damage to property. Do
not exceed a speed of 35 mph/60 km/h when
driving with a trailer and a flat tire. Immediately
brake in the case of swinging. Apply necessary
steering corrections as carefully as possible.
Wheels and tires
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