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MOBILITY Wheels and tires
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Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressures
Information for your safety
It is not merely the tires' service life, but also
driving comfort and, to a great extent, driving
safety that depend on the condition of the tires
and the maintenance of the specified tire
pressure.
Checking pressure
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
and correct it, if necessary: at least twice a
month and before starting long trips. If you fail
to observe this precaution you may be driving
on tires with incorrect tire pressures, a condition
that can not only compromise your vehicle's
driving stability, but also lead to tire damage and
the risk of an accident. Do not drive with
deflated, i.e. flat tires, except when using run-
flat tires. A flat tire will seriously impair your
vehicle's handling and braking response.
Attempts to drive on a flat tire can lead to loss of
control over the vehicle.<
Check the tire inflation pressures only on cold
tires. This means after a maximum of 1.25 miles/
2 km driving or when the vehicle has been
parked for at least 2 hours. When tires are warm,
the tire inflation pressure is higher.
After adjusting the tire inflation pressure,
reinitialize the flat tire monitor, page 70,
or reset the Tire Pressure Monitor, page 72.<
Checking the tire inflation pressure of
the space-saver spare tire*
A valve extension for checking the inflation
pressure is located behind the bumper.
Inflation pressure specifications
The tables below provide all the correct inflation
pressures for the specified tire sizes at ambient
temperature.
The tire inflation pressures apply to the
tire sizes approved and the tire brands
recommended by the manufacturer of your
MINI. Your MINI dealer will be glad to advise
you.<
For correct identification of the right tire
inflation pressures, observe the following:
> Tire sizes for your vehicle
> Maximum allowable driving speed
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Mini John Cooper Works 2011 Owners Manual Summary of Content

MOBILITY Wheels and tires134Wheels and tiresTire inflation pressuresInformation for your safetyIt is not merely the tires' service life, but also driving comfort and, to a great extent, driving safety that depend on the condition of the tires and the maintenance of the specified tire pressure.Checking pressureCheck the tire inflation pressure regularly and correct it, if necessary: at least twice a month and before starting long trips. If you fail to observe this precaution you may be driving on tires with incorrect tire pressures, a condition that can not only compromise your vehicle's driving stability, but also lead to tire damage and the risk of an accident. Do not drive with deflated, i.e. flat tires, except when using run-flat tires. A flat tire will seriously impair your vehicle's handling and braking response. Attempts to drive on a flat tire can lead to loss of control over the vehicle.Check the tire inflation pressures only on cold tires. This means after a maximum of 1.25 miles/2 km driving or when the vehicle has been parked for at least 2 hours. When tires are warm, the tire inflation pressure is higher.After adjusting the tire inflation pressure, reinitialize the flat tire monitor, page 70, or reset the Tire Pressure Monitor, page 72.Checking the tire inflation pressure of the space-saver spare tire*A valve extension for checking the inflation pressure is located behind the bumper.Inflation pressure specificationsThe tables below provide all the correct inflation pressures for the specified tire sizes at ambient temperature.The tire inflation pressures apply to the tire sizes approved and the tire brands recommended by the manufacturer of your MINI. Your MINI dealer will be glad to advise you.For correct identification of the right tire inflation pressures, observe the following: Tire sizes for your vehicle Maximum allowable driving speedOnline Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AGOnline Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AG