BMW X3 Owners Manual: Tires

General information Tires can affect fuel consumption in various ways, e.g., tire size may influence fuel consumption.

Check the tire inflation pressure regularly Check and, if needed, correct the tire inflation pressure at least twice a month and before starting on a long trip.

Low tire inflation pressure increases rolling resistance and thus raises fuel consumption and tire wear.

Drive away immediately

Do not wait for the engine to warm-up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right away, but at moderate engine speeds.

This is the quickest way of warming the cold engine up to operating temperature.

Look well ahead when driving

Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.

By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle driving ahead of you.

Driving smoothly and proactively reduces fuel consumption.

    Remove unnecessary cargo
    Additional weight increases fuel consumption. Remove attached parts following use Remove auxiliary mirrors, roof or rear luggage racks which are n ...

    Avoid high engine speeds
    As a rule: driving at low engine speeds lowers fuel consumption and reduces wear. Use 1st gear to get the vehicle moving. Starting with the 2nd g ...

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