Preparing the vehicle

WARNING WARNING

The wheel and tire size of the emergency spare wheel/spare wheel may differ to that of the damaged wheel. When using an emergency spare wheel/spare wheel the handling characteristics of the vehicle may change.

Adapt your style of driving accordingly. Never operate the vehicle with more than one emergency spare wheel/spare wheel that differs in size.

Only use an emergency spare wheel/spare wheel of a differing size briefly and do not switch off ESP®.

When using an emergency spare wheel, you must not exceed the maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).

WARNING WARNING

Have the emergency spare wheel/spare wheel replaced with a new wheel as soon as possible at a qualified specialist workshop which has the necessary specialist knowledge and tools to carry out the work required. Mercedes-Benz recommends that you use an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for this purpose. In particular, work relevant to safety or on safety-related systems must be carried out at a qualified specialist workshop.

a tire-change tool kit at the factory. For more information on which tools are required Vehicles without a spare wheel/ emergency spare wheel are not equipped with a tire-change tool kit at the factory. For more information on which tools are required to perform a wheel change on your vehicle, e.g. wheel chock, lug wrench or alignment bolt, consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

  • Prepare the vehicle as described ().
  • If a trailer is coupled to the vehicle, uncouple it.
  • Remove the following items (depending on the vehicle's equipment) from the stowage well under the trunk floor:
  • the emergency spare wheel
  • the wheel bolts for the emergency spare wheel
  • the tire inflation compressor
  • the lug wrench
  • the folding wheel chock
  • the jack
  • the ratchet wrench
  • Secure the vehicle to prevent it from rolling away.
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