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Checking tyre condition Renault Clio 2001 - 2005 Diesel 1.5 DCi

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Renault Clio 2001 - 2005  | 1.5 DCi 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 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.
The spare wheel and tools are stored in the luggage compartment under the carpet. Unscrew the retainer securing the tool holder and spare wheel.
Lift out the tool holder.
Lift out the spare wheel.
Use the hook provided to remove the wheel trim (where fitted).
Slacken each wheel bolt by half a turn.
Locate the jack below the reinforced point on the sill (don’t jack the vehicle at any other point of the sill) and on firm ground, then turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is raised clear of the ground.
Unscrew the wheel bolts using the brace provided, and remove the wheel. 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 in the sequence shown then refit the wheel trim. Stow the punctured wheel back in the spare wheel well. Note that the wheel bolts must be tightened to 90 Nm (66 Ibf ft) at the earliest possible opportunity.
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