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Checking tyre condition Fiat Grande Punto 2006 - 2015 Petrol 1.2 8v

OnDemand step-by-step maintenance & repair BETA

Fiat
Grande Punto
2006 - 2015  | 1.2 8v Checking tyre condition

  • time 10 minutes
  • difficulty 1
The original tyres have tread wear safety bands (B), which will appear when the tread depth reaches approximately 1.6 mm. The band positions are indicated by a triangular mark on the tyre sidewall (A)
Alternatively, tread wear can be monitored with an inexpensive device known as a tread depth indicator gauge
Tyre shoulder wear is caused by underinflation, incorrect wheel camber (worn suspension parts), or hard cornering
Tyre centre wear is caused by overinflation
Uneven tyre wear is caused by unbalanced wheels, worn/broken suspension parts, or incorrect wheel alignment. If you need to change a wheel, click below
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Roadside wheel change

Warning: Do not change a wheel in a situation where you risk being hit by another vehicle. On busy roads, try to stop in a lay-by or a gateway. Be wary of passing traffic while changing the wheel - it is easy to become distracted by the job in hand.

Preparation

1 When a puncture occurs, stop as soon as it is safe to do so.
2 Park on firm level ground, if possible, and well out of the way of other traffic. If jacking on a slope is unavoidable, chock the wheel diagonally opposite the one to be removed on the downhill side, using the chock provided in the toolkit.
3 Use hazard warning lights if necessary.
4 If the ground is soft, use a flat piece of wood to spread the load under the jack.

Changing the wheel

5 The tool kit and spare wheel are located under the luggage compartment floor panel. Lift the panel, unscrew the plastic nut, then lift out the toolkit holder and spare wheel.
Lift the floor panel, unscrew the plastic nut, and lift out the tool holder.
6 Using the wheel brace supplied, slacken the wheel bolts
Slacken the bolts and remove the wheel trim
7 Position the jack head beneath the jacking point (indicated by an arrow) under the sill closest to the punctured wheel. Engage the jack head with the sill flange, then smoothly raise the vehicle undo the tyre is clear of the road surface.
Position the head of the jack under the sill jacking point
8 Unscrew the wheel bolts, and remove the wheel.
Undo the bolts and remove the wheel
9 Fit the spare wheel, and screw-in the bolts. Lightly tighten the bolts with the wheelbrace, then lower the vehicle to the ground. Securely tighten the wheel bolts. Note that the wheel bolts should be slackened and retightened to 120 Nm (89 Ibf ft) at the earliest possible opportunity.