BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Notes on exchanging tires during repair

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Tires / Notes on exchanging tires during repair

General:

  • The tire size, manufacturer and tire tread must be the same on one axle
  • To meet the BMW standards, the vehicle should be equipped with tires from the same manufacturer and with the same tire tread (tires approved by BMW) on all 4 wheels
  • The difference in tire tread depth on one axle must not exceed 2 mm (control quality of suspension control systems and wheel alignment requirement)
  • The tires with the higher tread depths must be mounted on the rear axle
  • The DOT age difference must not exceed 4 years
  • On exchanging the tires, the tire pressure must be adjusted

Additionally for all-wheel drive vehicles:

  • The tire size, manufacturer and tire tread must be identical on all wheels; if mixed tires are fitted, different dimensions are permissible.
  • The difference in tire tread depth on all wheels must not exceed 2 mm (control quality of suspension control systems and wheel alignment requirement)
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