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3400 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ, 08012

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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Sat7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Sat7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

How Do You Change a Car Tire?

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It’s a moment every Philadelphia driver dreads: you’re on the road to Sewell and suddenly the tire pressure warning light comes on in your BMW X5. Whether you have a small tire puncture from road debris or you’re driving on tires that need to be replaced, you don’t want to be asking, “How do you change a tire?” when the light comes on. Learn how often to change car tires, how to do it in an emergency, and other service tips with BMW of Turnersville.

Know How Often to Change Car Tires

How often to change car tires depends on your driving habits, mileage, and tire rotation. If you’re driving on smooth Williamstown roads, you won’t have to change tires as often as you would if you’re driving on rough roads. Learn more about DIY car care to maximize the life of your tires.

How long can you expect your tires to last? With proper care and maintenance, most tires can last around 50,000 miles. The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing your tires when the tread depth is down to 1/16”. Our tire center can help when it’s time for replacement tires.

How Do You Change a Car Tire?

Even with diligent maintenance and care, mishaps can happen and you might find yourself on the side of the road with a flat tire. How do you change a car tire? Start by moving to a safe place and turning on your hazard lights. Then:

  1. Apply the parking brake and place wheel wedges under the tires.
  2. Remove the wheel cover or hubcap from the tire. Loosen the lug nuts.
  3. Use the jack to raise your car, then remove the lug nuts.
  4. Remove the damaged tire and mount the new or spare tire.
  5. Tighten the lug nuts, and lower your vehicle back to the ground.

How Many Miles Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

Compact spare tires — sometimes called a donut — aren’t meant for long-term driving. You need to replace it within 50 miles. It’s also important to not drive over 50 mph on a compact spare tire.

Learn More About Car Maintenance with BMW of Turnersville

From being able to answer “How do you change a car tire?” to understanding the workings of your BMW, the BMW of Turnersville service department is here to help you. Contact us with your car maintenance questions or continue your DIY research by learning how to program a BMW key today.

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