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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Notes on rotating wheels

WARNING Risk of injury through different wheel sizes
Interchanging the front and rear wheels if the wheels or tires have different dimensions may severely impair the driving characteristics.

The wheel brakes or wheel suspension components may also be damaged.

  • Rotate front and rear wheels only if the wheels and tires are of the same dimensions.

The wear patterns on the front and rear wheels differ:

  • Front wheels wear more on the shoulder of the tire
  • Rear wheels wear more in the center of the tire

On vehicles that have the same size front and rear wheels, rotate the wheels according to the intervals in the tire manufacturer's warranty book in your vehicle documents. If this is not available, rotate the tires every 3,000 to 6,000 miles (5,000 to 10,000 km), depending on the wear. Ensure that the direction of rotation is maintained.

It is imperative to observe the instructions and safety notes on "Changing a wheel" when doing so Preparing the vehicle for a wheel change.

Notes on storing wheels

When storing wheels, observe the following notes:

  • After removing wheels, store them in a cool, dry and preferably dark place.
  • Protect the tires from contact with oil, grease or fuel.
    Notes on selecting, installing and replacing tires

    Overview of the tire-change tool kit

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