In this post, we will try to support you eliminate all the issues you could encounter about your car’s rims. And, principally, how to remove the rim of a Audi A1? Whether you need to replace a flat tyre, or you need to change your tires, you will discover all the important infos reading this page. To accomplish this, we’ll see first how to remove the tire from a car rim, then, in a second part, how to remove a stuck rim on a Audi A1, then, how to remove flat rim from its Audi A1 to put the spare tire, and, finally, how to unblock the stuck bolts of a rim.


How to remove the tire from the rim of a Audi A1?

So we start our article content by detailing how to replace a car tire. You maybe
bought your tire on a website, however it is quite complicated to find mechanics, car centers that will agree to mount tires of your Audi A1bought in a different place than in their commercial enterprise. The question of looking to mount them without help is therefore more than legitimate.

It is theoretically feasible with a lot of force and a crowbar to replace the tires of your Audi A1 yourself, however, even if you manage to take off both sidewalls of the tire, to loosen it, and to put the new tire back on, you won’t be able to balance the tire without the specific machine, and without it your tires will wear out prematurely. Take note that oftentimes the installation and balancing price ranges only about twenty euros. If you wish to purchase tyres on the web to benefit of a better pricing, take a good look, many of retailers will offer you the fitting at a partner car centre absolutely free.

How to remove a rim stuck to its hub on a Audi A1?

We now move on to the part you are obviously most curious about, namely, how to remove the rim of a Audi A1 stuck to its hub, and more specifically, the rather traditional case of a rim that hasn’t been removed for a while and that because of rust stuck to the hub of your wheel. In fact, it occurs to many drivers to find themselves in this situation and not knowing what to do. This can be extremely annoying if you have a flat tire and need to replace the rim on your Audi A1. Here are the different solutions available to you:

  • If you have some with you, after lifting your car, and when possible on candles, and then removing the rim nuts, use some anti-seize agent which you put in right into the holes of the nuts and let it to operate for approximately ten minutes. From then on, try again to remove the rim from your Audi A1.
  • Use muscle : Despite the fact it is not usually the best option, in this kind of case you are facing solid pieces that do not risk much, and with the help of a mallet and a wooden wedge you can hit the side of the rim of your Audi A1 and this might unlock it and allow you to remove it.
  • Baste the junction between your rim of rust proof hub and wait a few hours before making an attempt to unblock it once again.

How to remove the rim of a Audi A1 to replace its punctured wheel and replace it with the spare wheel?

We are at this time going to teach you you the most conventional technique but that everybody doesn’t know, how to remove the rim from its place if you have a puncture tyre and you wish to change it by the spare wheel? This process is not complicated, here are the different steps to follow:

  • Stay out of traffic so as not to put at risk yourself.
  • Set your Audi A1 on a flat surface.
  • Put on the hand brake and engage first gear.
  • If you don’t know where the jack of your Audi A1 is, don’t hesitate to read our article to help you to locate it.
  • Before jacking up your vehicle, unlock the rim bolts to ensure you won’t give too much stress to your transmission before lifting it
  • Lift up your Audi A1 with the jack and finish unscrewing the rim nuts of your car.
  • Remove the flat tire of your Audi A1.
  • Put on the spare wheel, put on the bolts, tighten them all by hand, in a balanced way before putting the car back on the road.
  • Complete tightening the nuts with the socket wrench

How do you remove the stuck nuts from the rim of a Audi A1?

Finally, it can happen that to remove the rim of your Audi A1 you have to deal with stuck nuts. In this instance, you will have more or less the same solutions for the case of a rim stuck against the wheel hub. The best option will be to use anti-rust lubricant or anti-rust lubricant and let it work for few moments before unlocking the nuts. Another possibility, try to look for, some exist on batteries of electric shock wrenches they release a much higher torque than your arm plus the socket wrench, and will help you to unlock the nuts.

If you wish more guides on the Audi A1, go to our Audi A1 category.