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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Preparations for changing a wheel  

 → Wheel bolts  

 → Lifting the vehicle with the jack  

 → Changing the wheel  

 → After changing a wheel  

Some models are delivered without a factory-fitted jack or box spanner. If this is the case, have the wheel changed by a qualified workshop.

Only change the wheel yourself when the car is parked in a safe place, you are familiar with the necessary actions and safety procedures and you have access to all the correct tools. Use expert assistance if this is not the case.

Additional information and warnings:

  • Exterior views  
  • Vehicle key set  
  • Wheels and tyres  
  • In an emergency  
  • Vehicle tool kit  
  • Hub caps  

WARNING

Changing a wheel can be dangerous, especially if it is done at the side of a road. Please note the following points in order to reduce the risk of serious injuries:
  • Stop the vehicle as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. Park the vehicle at a safe distance from moving traffic in order to carry out the wheel change.
  • All passengers and children in particular must be at a safe distance and away from your area of work during the wheel change.
  • Switch on hazard warning lights to warn other road users.
  • Make sure that the ground is flat and firm. If necessary use a large, strong board or similar support for the vehicle jack.
  • Only change the wheel yourself when you feel confident with carrying out the procedure. If not, use expert assistance.
  • Always use suitable and undamaged tools to change the wheel.
  • Always switch off the engine, apply the handbrake and move the selector lever to the position P or select a gear on a manual gearbox in order to reduce the risk of unintended vehicle movement.
  • Have the wheel bolt tightening torque immediately checked with a torque wrench after changing a wheel.
    Changing a wheel
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    Preparations for changing a wheel
    First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  ...

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