General instructions

Wheel changing and correct use of the jack and spare wheel call for some precautions as listed below.

The jack should only be used to change a wheel on the vehicle for which it was Do not use the jack for loads over the value indicated on the plate.

The jack should only be used to change a wheel on the vehicle for which it was designed. It should not be put to other uses or employed to raise other models of vehicle. Under no circumstances should it be used when carrying out repairs under the vehicle.

An incorrectly positioned jack may cause the vehicle to fall.

regulations: hazard warning lights, warning triangle etc. Alert other drivers that the vehicle is stationary in compliance with local regulations: hazard warning lights, warning triangle etc.

Passengers on board should leave the vehicle, especially if it is heavily laden. Passengers should stay away from oncoming traffic while the wheel is being changed.

If the wheel is being changed on a steep or badly surfaced road, place wedges or other suitable material under the wheels to stop the vehicle.

The spare wheel is vehicle-specific.

Never use the wheel on other models. Never fit other model spare wheels on your vehicle.

loose. Do not lubricate the bolt threads before fitting them back: they could come loose.

Fasten the wheel cap correctly to prevent the wheel from coming free in motion.

Never tamper with the inflation valve.

Never place tools between the rim and tyre.

Check the tyre and spare wheel pressure regularly. The tyre inflation pressure is shown in section Technical specifications.

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