Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Changing a tire


You must complete the preparation before changing a tire.

  • Read and follow the important safety precautions.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Select the "P" selector lever position.
  • When towing a trailer: disconnect the trailer from your vehicle.
  • Lay out the vehicle tool kit and the spare tire.
  • Switch the ignition off.


The vehicle must also be secured to prevent it from rolling when using the vehicle jack". Use suitable objects to block the front and back of the wheel that is diagonal from the wheel with the flat tire.

Removing the caps

Emergency assistance
Fig. 172 Wheel: wheel bolts with caps

  • Slide the plastic clip from the vehicle tool kit onto the cap until it engages > fig. 172.
  • Remove the cap with the plastic clip.

Loosening the wheel bolts

Emergency assistance
Fig. 173 Wheel: loosening the wheel bolts

  • Slide the wheel wrench* from the vehicle tool kit all the way onto the wheel bolt.
  • Turn the wheel bolt approximately one turn to the left. To achieve the required torque, hold the end of the wheel wrench". If the wheel bolt will not Loosen, press carefully on the wheel wrench* with your foot. Hold onto the vehicle securely while doing this and make sure your footing is stable.


To reduce the risk of an accident, only loosen the wheel bolts gently one turn before raising the vehicle with the vehicle jack*.


     Raising the vehicle

    Applies to: vehicles with vehicle jack Fig. 174 Sill panels: markings Fig. 175 Sill: positioning the vehicle jack Place the vehicle jack from the vehicle tool kit on a firm surface. Use a flat, s


    Reinstall any covers on the wheel bolts that were removed. Store the vehicle tool kit in its designated place. If the removed wheel does not fit in the spare wheel well, store it securely in th

     Jump starting

    Preparation You should only perform the steps that follow if you have the necessary tools and technical expertise. If the engine does not start because the vehicle battery is drained, you can jump sta


     Unlocking and locking the vehicle

    Fig. 27 Door handle: sensor for locking Depending on the vehicle equipment, you may have various options for unlocking and locking your vehicle. The settings in the MMI specify which doors will unlock. Unlocking or locking using the vehicle key buttons To unlock the vehicle, press the button, f

     Charging the 12 volt vehicle battery

    Fig. 162 Engine compartment: connectors for a charger or jump start cables Observe the safety precautions > General information, in Battery general information. Requirement: only use chargers with a maximum charging current of 14.8 volts. The battery cables remain connected. The charging cable c

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