Can I safely change my low profile tyres and wheels?

The low profile tyres on our BMW 530d xDrive are easily damaged by potholes, as are the alloy rims. Is there a safe alternative?

Asked on 15 April 2024 by Peter Wright

Answered by David Ross
If you are concerned about your wheels and tyres durability in respect of potholes, one option would be to fit smaller wheels and tyres with a taller sidewall. This would provide extra impact absorption and reduce the risk of punctures, although it is important to consider that a side effect will be a slight reduction in available grip as the tyres will likely be slightly narrower than those currently fitted.
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