It is not unusual to find yourself in a difficult situation with a flat or deflated tire while you were driving quietly your BMW X1. Many options are available to you at this time, including the option to change your wheel. To do so, it is crucial to know where your spare tire is. In this article, we will explain where to find your spare tire on your BMW X1 and also the numerous possible alternatives in terms of troubleshooting.

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Spare wheel location on my BMW X1

The location of the spare tire on your BMW X1 may vary depending on the year of manufacture. Usually, you will find it under the trunk, accessible from the inside of the trunk, or sometimes accessible from the outside by unscrewing the lugs in the trunk of your BMW X1. Sometimes it may be located under the hood, but this is uncommon.

If you have to change the spare wheel on your BMW X1, we suggest you to take a look at our article on the subject:

  • How to replace a wheel on a BMW X1

It is as well possible that you do not have a standard spare wheel available. Here are the numerous options available to you:

Different spare wheels or different ways to repair your BMW X1

The spare wheel on my BMW X1:

This small wheel, otherwise known as a wafer, is less bulky than a standard wheel. It has the benefit of taking up less space on your BMW X1, but at the expense of its resistance. In fact, it is only utilized in case of emergency, we recommend that you do not drive more than a few kilometers and that you do not exceed 80km/h because it is actually not designed to resist too high speeds. Go to the nearest garage as soon as possible. Additionally, be careful when ever cornering, as your BMW X1 will be somewhat unbalanced because it is actually thinner than the other wheels previously in place. Additionally make sure that the pressure of your wheel disc is checked frequently to avoid keeping an useless spare wheel on your BMW X1.

The complete wheel:

This is a wheel identical to the one you currently have in place. Logically, you may put it in place and drive normally. Be careful, make sure that it is really similar to the wheels already in place on your BMW X1.

The anti puncture kit on my BMW X1:

As its name implies, this one will allow you to fix a small puncture (with a coagulant liquid) and to re-inflate temporarily (using a small compressor that you connect to the cigarette lighter) in order to drive to the nearest garage with your BMW X1. Be careful however, you cannot drive forever with this system. We suggest that you do not exceed 80km/h and about 200km in order not to take risks. Naturally, if you notice a too important opening in the tire of your BMW X1, do not take unnecessary risks, the kit will not be able to repair everything. If the hole is bigger than 5 millimeters, it will be very difficult to plug it, because the air pressure is too high.

Conclusion on my BMW X1:

Here is some information on the location of the spare tire on your BMW X1 and the numerous options available to you in terms of repairing. You should also know that, by law, it is not mandatory to have a spare tire on your BMW X1. However, we strongly recommend that you equip yourself with one so that you do not find yourself in a delicate situation. You should also take care to maintain the tyres of your BMW X1, for obvious safety factors, but also because it is actually reprehensible by law with a fine of up to 400€ or even immobilisation of your BMW X1. So be careful.

If you wish more guides on the BMW X1, go to our BMW X1 category.