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Checking tyre condition Mini Mini 2006 - 2013 Diesel 1.6 D

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Mini Mini 2006 - 2013  | 1.6 D 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 other traffic. 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.
The spare wheel is stored in under the floor of the luggage compartment. The tools are stored in the luggage compartment floor. Lift the luggage compartment floor and remove the jack, wheel chock and special spanner. Lift out the wheel-changing set assembly, then undo the plastic retaining nut and lift out the spare wheel.
Using the screwdriver provided in the toolkit, remove the wheel trim/hub cap (as applicable) then, using the wheel brace from the toolkit, slacken each wheel bolt by a half turn.
If anti-theft wheel bolts are fitted, slacken them using the adapter supplied in the tool kit.
Locate the jack head under the jacking point nearest to the wheel that is to be removed. As the jack is raised, the head must enter the rectangular recess in the jacking point.
Make sure the jack is located on firm ground then turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is raised clear of the ground. Unscrew the wheel bolts and remove the wheel. Fit the spare wheel and screw in the wheel bolts. Lightly tighten the bolts with the wheelbrace then lower the vehicle to the ground.
Securely tighten the wheel bolts in a diagonal pattern then refit the wheel trim/hub cap (as applicable). Stow the punctured wheel and tools back in the luggage compartment and secure them in position. Note that the wheel bolts should be slackened and retightened to 140 Nm (103 Ibf ft) at the earliest possible opportunity.
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