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Checking tyre condition Opel Corsa 2000 - 2003 Petrol 1.0 12v

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Opel Corsa 2000 - 2003  | 1.0 12v 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 under-inflation, incorrect wheel camber (worn suspension parts) or hard cornering
Tyre centre wear is caused by over-inflation
Uneven tyre wear is caused by unbalanced wheels, worn/broken suspension parts or incorrect wheel alignment
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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.
Lift the floor covering and unscrew the spare wheel clamp nut. Note on Combo models, the spare wheel is stored in a cradle beneath the floor; the cradle is lowered by unscrewing the bolt in the rear floor, using the wheelbrace. Lift out the spare wheel.
22.0b Remove the tools from the tool bag stored clip to pull off the wheel trim.
22.0c Slacken each wheel bolt by half a turn.
Make sure the jack is located on firm ground, and engage the jack head correctly with the sill. Raise the jack until the wheel is clear of the ground.
Unscrew the wheel bolts and remove the wheel. Fit the spare wheel and screw in the bolts. Lightly tighten the bolts with the wheelbrace then lower the car to the ground.
Securely tighten the wheel bolts in a diagonal sequence then refit the wheel trim. Stow the punctured wheel and tools back in the luggage compartment or cradle (as applicable).
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