BMW Star Marked Tyres.
Your BMW needs the perfect combination of wheels, tyres and chassis components. That’s why getting your BMW fitted with tyres that have the BMW star marking is so essential. Although they may look like the tyres you get in independent tyre retailers, they are tested and developed in collaboration with leading tyre manufacturers to provide a smooth drive, optimum grip and safety specifically for your BMW model.
BMW Star Marked Tyres are precisely matched with specific chassis components and electronic regulation systems. Comfort, safety and dynamic performance are combined in this way to provide you with the ultimate driving experience. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have regarding tyres and with a wide range of same day access to stock of Star Marked Tyres, we should always be able to cater for your nee
Run-flat tyres are tyres that are designed to allow you to continue driving at a reduced speed even when you have a flat tyre. A system called the ‘Tyre Pressure Monitor’ is installed in the vehicle which will then notify you when you have a puncture. You can identify if your car has run-flat tyres by checking the side walls of your tyres. You do not need to stop driving straight away and replace the tyre, you can continue on at a reduced speed until you are in a more appropriate place to stop. Should your tyre become deflated, you are safe to travel up to 50 miles at a maximum speed of 50 mph.
Once you have found somewhere safe to leave your vehicle, contact BMW and we will arrange for your tyre to be replaced.
If they are run-flat tyres they will have a circle with RSC inside. This stands for ‘Run System Component’ and indicates your car has run-flat tyres.
Tyre Tread Depth
Checking the tread depth of your tyres is very important and it is recommended that you check your tyres every two weeks or before you make any long journeys. The minimum legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm across the middle 75% of the tyre at any point. BMW recommends that you change your tyres when they reach 78% worn (3mm). Anything below this and the braking and cornering of your vehicle will be affected. The risk of aquaplaning is also increased when driving on wet roads.
Tyre pressure can also have a serious effect on the way your tyres wear and your car handles. Check your tyre pressure regularly as when correct this will maintain the life of your tyres for longer. The correct tyre pressure readings can be found on the information sticker on the driver’s door post with the driver’s door open.
Most importantly, checking for damage will ensure that your vehicle is safe for the road and will give you the best ride quality. Check regularly for damage, foreign bodies, any unusual tyre wear and check the tread depth. Take extra care to check the sidewalls of your tyres and ensure there are no cuts or bulges that could have been a result of pothole of kerb damage. Also keep an eye out for cracks as this is a sign that your tyres are ageing.
BMW are on hand to assist you with a tyre health check should you need us to, and we can advise the correct BMW approved Star Marked Tyre for your car if a replacement is required. We can do this as part of a great value comprehensive replacement package, where we will also see to the environmentally friendly disposal of your old tyre. For further information on your tyres and how to check/change them, please see your vehicle owner’s handbook or speak to our service department.
Winter Wheels and Tyres
As the temperature dips to 7°C and below, standard tyres harden and no longer provide optimum adhesion, compromising performance when accelerating, braking and cornering.
Switching to BMW Winter Wheels and Tyres for the colder months not only increases safety but, since they wear more slowly than standard tyres in low temperatures, they last longer and provide cost-effective winter motoring. And what's more, Winter Wheels and Tyres start at extremely competitive prices.
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