Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Introduction

This revised information should supplement the knowledge and experience you already have.

With this information, we want to help you make as clear and certain a statement as possible concerning tire damage and complaints.

This chapter contains general information on tires and wheels.

Wheels are high-tech products which have been optimally matched to the operating conditions of modern vehicles.

As for all technically highly developed products, careful handling, care and maintenance are required for tires as well. Only then are the safety, performance and driving comfort guaranteed for the entire service life of the tire.

The tires are subject to a process of constant further development. As a result of modern construction techniques, finishing processes and constant quality checks, high-quality tires are produced. All tires approved by Audi have been tested by technical development and matched to the respective vehicle type in cooperation with the tire manufacturers.

Therefore, when replacing the tires, we recommend always to mount the approved and recommended tire brands.

Vehicle safety always has the highest priority. With regard to the various operating conditions, such as:

  • Different speed ranges
  • Winter and summer use
  • Wet and dry roads

An optimal compromise must be found to ensure driver safety.

Every tire faces many different types of stress over distance and time. Therefore, it is important that the basic requirements for optimal use of tires are fulfilled.

The correct adjustment of the axle geometry is an important requirement for optimum service life of the tire. Therefore, the adjustment of the axle geometry must lie within the specified tolerance range.


There are many causes for tire damage and complaints. Therefore, it is very important to recognize whether the complaint arises from the tires or from other components.

The running characteristics of the tire change in the course of normal wear. Rolling noises and vibrations can result from this. These are not damage in the sense of tire defects, but rather symptoms resulting from use. These can be corrected, at least partially, by specific measures. In certain cases, rolling noise cannot be completely eliminated.


     Tire Requirements

    A - Wet braking behavior B - Comfort C - Steering precision D - Driving stability E - Tire weight F - Service life expectancy G 

     Tread Depth, Measuring

    Tread Depth, Measuring   Note When measuring tread depth, take measurements in the main grooves. Do not measure on the TWI (tread wear indicator). Tread depth of a tire must be meas

     Rubber Valve

     1 - Valve body  2 - Valve Insert  3 - Valve cap 1. The Valve Body The rubber valve for tubeless tires is designed to seal air-tight in the hole in


     Wheel Electronics, New Design

    Assembly Sequence - Fold the valve -1- downward -arrow A toward B-. - Slide the valve with the wheel electronics attached through the valve opening in the rim. - Rotate the union nut -2- three turns on the valve -1-. - Tighten the union nut -2- until the bar breaks w

     Wheel, Changing and Mounting

    Special tools and workshop equipment required Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332- Wheel Lock Set -T10101- Wheel Lock Set -T10101A- Wheel Lock Set -T40004- Wheel Lock Set -T40073- Wax Spray -D 322 000 A2- Optimol TA Paste -G 052 109 A2-   Note The wrench size of the inc

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