Ultimate tyre safety for the ultimate driving machine.
When you have purchased a prestige vehicle such as a BMW you want to know that you will get the most out of it in terms of performance and safety. Keeping an eye on the status of your BMW’s tyres is a key way of ensuring that the handling and grip of your car are as effective as possible, reducing safety issues and maximising performance.
Here is some essential information to help you monitor your tyres correctly to keep you and your BMW safe on the road.
Check your tyre treads are legal
The minimum legal limit is 1.6mm across the middle 75% of your tyre at any point so use the tyre wear indicators in the base of the tyre tread groove to check the extent of the tyre tread wear. When the tread has worn to these indicators, your tyres are at 1.6mm and illegal so you need to replace them immediately.
If you would like us to check your tyres for you, please contact one of our BMW centres and book in for a complimentary tyre safety check.
We price match tyres for your convenience.
Make sure your tyre pressures are correct
Tyre pressure is a key factor in the extent and nature of tyre wear, so we recommend that you check your tyre pressures twice a month to ensure they are set to the correct level. Under-inflated tyres experience greater wear on the shoulders whereas over-inflated tyres tend to have excessive wear in the centre. Once you have checked and rectified any incorrect tyre pressures you may need to reset the tyre pressure warning, depending on the make and model of your car. You will find further information in your car’s manual or feel free to contact one of our BMW centres for further assistance.
Reduce the risk of uneven tyre wear
A cause of uneven tyre wear can be misaligned wheels so, should you experience premature tyre wear, it is important to get your BMW’s wheel alignment checked to reduce the risk of on-going tyre wear issues and reduced performance. (Wheel Alignment check not available at Colne or South Lakes)
On the way up to Scotland from Home (Leeds) today my car an X5 decided to throw a wobbler with the ConnectedDrive drive system. Nothing worked. I called David Savage our corporate sales team leader who said call in as I was only one hour away. He and Gary the technical guru had it back to me within 25 minutes all sorted. Now that's what I call fantastic service. Big respect for team Lloyd BMW.
Neil Peacock - Lloyd Carlisle BMW