BMW Tire Maintenance

Date: Sept 25, 2023

Close Up of Wheel on 2021 BMW X5

A luxury sedan, coupe, or SUV from BMW makes every Lawrence errand and weekend adventure to the Catskills, away from Trenton and surrounding areas, more relaxing and enjoyable. You’ll want to maintain your tires for best results in a high-performance vehicle.

Discover more details about BMW tire maintenance with our complete guide.

Every Week: Look Over Your BMW Tires

BMW tire maintenance begins with a visual inspection of all four tires once a week in Hamilton. Just make sure the tires don’t look deflated or overly worn with this weekly inspection. Tires may wear faster on EVs, making this type of maintenance more important on electric cars and SUVs.

BMW Tire PSI Guide Once Per Month

Examine your tires more closely with regular BMW tire maintenance every month. Check the tire air pressure with a tire pressure gauge. A tire pressure gauge only costs a couple of dollars. It fits easily into your glove box because they’re the size of a pen or pencil.

Checking your BMW tire pressure takes just a few minutes. First, look for your vehicle’s recommended PSI on the panel of the driver’s side door. If you can’t find it there, look at the owner’s manual or driving information screen.

Follow these steps to check your BMW tire pressure:

  1. Make sure the tires are cold before you attempt to get a tire pressure reading. If you just drove your BMW, let the tires cool down for four hours before checking the tire pressure to get an accurate reading.
  2. Unscrew the tire valve cover.
  3. Keep the tire valve cover in a safe place so you don’t lose it.
  4. Insert the end of the tire pressure gauge into the valve. The tire will let off a bit of air.
  5. Look at the reading to see the tire pressure.
  6. If the reading is low, gradually add more are.

If this problem persists, consider bringing your BMW in for service at our shop. In general, the overall BMW tire pressure varies by model, which we will show you next.

BMW Tire PSI Guide: Recommended Inflation

Take a look at the BMW tire pressure numbers for the base trims by model. These are listed in pounds per square inch (PSI). In general, BMW tires should be around 32 PSI, but this figure varies by model.

  • BMW 1 Series: 41 PSI front, 41 PSI rear
  • BMW 2 Series: 33 PSI front, 36 PSI rear
  • BMW 3 Series: 35 PSI front, 38 PSI rear
  • BMW 4 Series: 35 PSI front, 39 PSI rear
  • BMW 5 Series: 33 PSI front, 33 PSI rear
  • BMW 6 Series: 38 PSI front, 38 PSI rear
  • BMW 7 Series: 39 PSI front, 46 PSI rear
  • BMW X1: 35 PSI front, 42 PSI rear
  • BMW X2: 38 PSI front, 42 PSI rear
  • BMW X3: 35 PSI front, 41 PSI rear
  • BMW X4: 32 PSI front, 35 PSI rear
  • BMW X5: 35 PSI front, 38 PSI rear
  • BMW X6: 36 PSI front, 39 PSI rear
  • BMW X7: 36 PSI front, 39 PSI rear
  • BMW X8: 36 PSI front, 39 PSI rear

Checking for tire tread for wear is another important aspect of regular BMW tire maintenance. Find out how to do so below.

How to Check BMW Tire Tread With a Penny

A ruler is the most accurate way to measure tire tread depth. However, a penny will suffice when needed.

Follow these steps to check the tread depth on your tires with a penny:

  1. Insert the penny with Lincoln head-first into a tire tread groove that shows the most wear.
  2. Check if Lincoln’s head is covered and no longer visible between the grooves.
  3. If you can see the entirety of Lincoln’s head, your tire treads are 2/32 inches deep or less. This is a sign you need to replace your tires.

How to Check BMW Tire Tread Wear in Other Ways

These methods are more accurate but equally as effective as a penny.

  • Tread Depth Gauge: Purchase a tread depth gauge from any Hamilton-area auto part store. Insert the probe into the shallowest tread groove, then press the top bar of the gauge flat against the tire to see the tread wear rating.
  • Tread Wear Bars: Most tires have colored tread wear indicator bars built into them. You can find them at the bottom of the tread grooves throughout the tire. If the bars are flush with the surrounding tire ribs, the tread depth has reached 2/32 of an inch or less.

Talk to Us About BMW Tire Maintenance

Contact us or call (609) 570-1610 for all of your BMW tire needs. We offer tire rotations, new tires, wheel alignments, and more for your new vehicle or used vehicle. We’re happy to help in any way we can!

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