Every driver should be able to answer the question, “How do you change a car tire?” Whether you’re worried about a flat tire, need to trade up for a new set, or you’re rotating tires at home, knowing how to take care of this service yourself can save you time and help to provide peace of mind on San Francisco-area drives. The guide below provides all the information you’ll need.
Before you get started, make sure you have all the tools you’ll need on hand:
It’s not a bad idea to make a small kit that you can store in your trunk or cargo area! If you do have all the required tools, you’re ready to take the next steps:
You can check your owner’s manual for a model-specific recommendation on how often to change the car tires on your vehicle. However, the exact answer will depend on how you drive, how often you rotate your tires, and how well you maintain your recommended tire pressure. So, how long do tires last? Most will keep you going for six to ten years, but you should keep an eye on your tread depth instead of relying on abstract guidelines. If the tread on any of your tires falls below 2/32 of an inch, it should be replaced as soon as possible.
Spare tires are not designed with the same specifications as your standard BMW tires. If you do have to put on a spare, you should be sure to change it out for a new tire before you drive more than 50 miles. While you’re making your way to your local parts center near Redwood City or Burlingame, you should stay below 50 mph.
Just because you know how to change a tire doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. The Peter Pan BMW service department is here to assist with any and all of your tire care needs! Just make sure to check out our service specials before you stop in. We’d also be happy to pass along some other DIY service tips or teach you how to check your oil level at home!
The 2021 BMW X5 towing capacity reaches up to 7,200 pounds with any traditional turbocharged gasoline engine, or even up to 5,952 pounds with the new plug-in hybrid configuration. With any powertrain, you’ll need to add the optional BMW X5 tow hitch ($550) in order to reach the maximum capacity on San Francisco roads. No matter…
The new 2021 BMW 4 Series is here and turning heads on San Francisco roads. This stylish coupe has no trouble gaining attention. So what’s it like to sit behind the wheel? Learn more about the all-new 2021 BMW 4 Series interior with us at Peter Pan BMW before you schedule a test drive in your favorite trim…
Are you dreaming of owning a new 2021 BMW X7? The BMW X7 SUV turns heads around San Mateo for a good reason. It’s a three-row Sports Activity Vehicle that features luxury in every detail. At a base MSRP of $74,900, the MSRP for the 2021 BMW X7 is only slightly higher than it was for the 2020 model….