BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Changing Wheels and Tires User Manual
Changing Wheels and Tires
When using run-flat tires or a flat tire kit, a wheel does not always need to be changed immediately when there is a tire pressure loss due to a flat tire.
If needed, the tools for changing wheels are available as accessories from a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or re‐pair shop.
The vehicle jack is only provided for short-term lifting of the vehicle for wheel changes. Even if all safety measures are observed, there is a risk of the raised vehicle falling, if the vehicle jack tips over. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. When the vehicle is raised with the vehicle jack, do not lie under the vehicle and do not switch on the drive-ready state.
Supports such as wooden blocks under the vehicle jack reduce the capacity of the vehicle jack to bear weight. They have the potential to exert too much strain on the vehicle jack, causing it to tip over and the vehicle to fall. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not place supports under the vehicle jack.
The jack, issued by the vehicle manufacturer, is provided in order to perform a wheel change in the event of a breakdown. The jack is not de‐signed for frequent use; for example, changing from summer to winter tires. Using the jack frequently may cause it to become jammed or damaged. There is a risk of injury and risk of damage to property. Only use the jack to attach an emergency or spare wheel in the event of a breakdown.
On soft, uneven or slippery ground, for example snow, ice, tiles, etc., the vehicle jack can slip away. There is a risk of injury. If possible, change the wheel on a flat, solid, and slip-resistant surface.
The vehicle jack is optimized for lifting the vehicle and for the jacking points on the vehicle only. There is a risk of injury. Do not lift any other vehicle or cargo using the vehicle jack.
When the vehicle jack is not inserted into the jacking point provided for this purpose, the vehicle may be damaged or the vehicle jack may slip when it is being cranked up. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. When cranking up the vehicle jack, ensure that it is inserted in the jacking point next to the wheel housing.
A vehicle that is raised on a vehicle jack may fall off of the jack if lateral forces are exerted on it. There is a risk of injury and risk of damage to property. While the vehicle is raised, do not exert lateral forces on the vehicle or pull abruptly on the vehicle. Have a stuck wheel removed by a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.
Securing the vehicle against rolling
The vehicle manufacturer recommends to additionally securing the vehicle against rolling away when changing a wheel.
On a level surface
Place wheel chocks or other suitable objects in front and behind the wheel that is diagonal to the wheel to be changed.
On a slight downhill gradient
If you need to change a wheel on a slight downhill grade, place chocks, and other suitable objects, for instance, rocks, under the wheels of both the front and rear axles against the rolling direction.
Lug bolt lock
The wheel lug bolts have a special coding. The lug bolts can only be released with the adapter which matches the coding.
The adapter of the lug bolt lock is in the onboard vehicle tool kit or in a storage compartment close to the onboard vehicle tool kit.
- Lug lock bolt, arrow 1.
- Adapter, arrow 2.
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