2016 Discovery 4

WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY

Before raising the vehicle or changing a wheel, make sure that you read and comply with the following warnings:

WARNING

Always find a safe place to stop, off the highway and away from traffic.

Switch on the hazard warning lamps to alert all traffic of the obstruction.

Apply the Parking brake and engage transmission P. Turn the engine off and remove the Smart key from the vehicle. Failure to do so can result in unexpected movement of the vehicle, causing serious injury or death.

WARNING

Make sure that all passengers and animals are out of the vehicle and in a safe place, away from the highway.

WARNING

If available, place a warning triangle at a suitable distance behind the vehicle, facing towards oncoming traffic.

WARNING

Disconnect trailer from vehicle. Make sure the Air suspension is set to Off-road height.

WARNING

Make sure that the vehicle and jack are both on firm level ground. Do not jack the vehicle if it is over a metal grating or manhole cover.

Make sure that the front wheels are in the straight ahead position.

WARNING

Always use the complete jacking lever assembly throughout the tire changing process, to minimize any chance of accidental injury.

Always position the jack from the side of the vehicle, in line with the appropriate jacking point.

Never place anything between the jack and the ground, or between the jack and the vehicle. Only jack the vehicle using the approved jacking points.

Do not attempt to raise the vehicle unless the jack head is fully engaged in the jacking point.

WARNING

The jack is designed for wheel changing only.

Never work beneath the vehicle with the jack as the only means of support. Always use correctly rated vehicle support stands, before putting any part of your body beneath the vehicle.

WARNING

When one rear wheel is lifted off the ground, transmission P position will not prevent the vehicle from moving and possibly slipping off the jack, as the Parking brake operates only on the rear wheels. Use a wheel chock when jacking the vehicle.

WARNING

Always chock the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be changed. Chock the front of a front wheel, or the rear of a rear wheel.

WARNING

If jacking the vehicle on a slight slope is unavoidable, place chocks on the downhill side of the two opposite wheels. An additional chock will be needed.

WARNING

Take care when loosening the wheel nuts. The wheel brace may slip off if not properly attached and the wheel nuts may give way suddenly. Either unexpected movement, may cause an injury.

WARNING

Do not start or run the engine while the vehicle is supported only by a jack.

WARNING

Remove the spare wheel prior to jacking the vehicle, to avoid destabilizing the vehicle when raised.

Take care when lifting the spare wheel, and removing the punctured wheel. The wheels are heavy, and can cause injuries if not handled correctly.

After wheel changing, always secure tools, chocks, jack and replaced wheel in their correct stowage positions. Such objects, if not properly stowed, can become propelled objects in a crash or rollover, potentially causing injury or death.