BMW 5 Series: Tire damage - Wheels and tires - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Tire damage

General information

Inspect your tires often for damage, foreign objects lodged in the tread, and tread wear.

Notes

Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces, as well as debris, curbs and other obstacles can cause serious damage to wheels, tires and suspension parts. This is more likely to occur with low-profile tires, which provide less cushioning between the wheel and the road. Be careful to avoid road hazards and reduce your speed, especially if your vehicle is equipped with low-profile tires.

Indications of tire damage or other vehicle defects:

▷ Unusual vibrations during driving.
▷ Unusual handling such as a strong tendency to pull to the left or right.
Damage can, e. g., be caused by driving over curbs, road damage, or similar things.

If there are indications of tire damage, reduce In case of tire damage
If there are indications of tire damage, reduce your speed immediately and have the wheels and tires checked right away; otherwise, there is the increased risk of an accident.

Drive carefully to the next service center or tire shop.

If necessary, have the vehicle towed.

Otherwise, tire damage can be life-threatening for vehicle occupants and other traffic participants.◀

For safety reasons, the manufacturer of Repair of tire damage
For safety reasons, the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you do not have damaged tires repaired; they should be replaced.

Otherwise, damage can occur as a result.◀

    Tire tread
    Summer tires Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than 0.12 in/3 mm. There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if the tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm. Winter tires Do not driv ...

    Changing wheels and tires
    Mounting Information on mounting tires Have mounting and balancing performed only by a service center or tire specialist. If this work is not carried out properly, there is the danger of subse ...

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