You dont need a jack if you\'ve got the chilli pack as you have run flat tyres that are capable of letting you continue your journey or get you to the nearest repairer within 100 miles at a speed upto 50mph.
This problem had also crossed my mind. I would normally use the car\'s jack to rotate the tyres, or to change the brake pads (presumably these are not covered by TLC). I do have a hydraulic jack, so i should be OK. Rotating the tyres without a spare will be fun though - need to jack up both wheels on each side.
I am not sure about the idea of no jack. Here are some ways I would use it...
- To take a wheel off after getting home with a flat so I can drop it off at a tire dealer to get a new tire fixed. Having to take the car in is a pain as you end up having to wait.
- To lift the car to put it in stands so I can work underneath it.
- To change to snow tires (assuming I bought an extra set of rims for the snow tires)
- To take a wheel off to take it somewhere get the tire fixed if it gets totally shredded - even with run flat tires it can still get too badly damaged to drive on. No jack means the car has to be towed.
- To rotate the tires. A FWD car with decent power will always wear the front tires more than the back. I can\'t believe BMW says they should not be rotated unless they are forced to say that having left no room for the jack.
I had the same questions as the rest. I was just at the dealer and looked in the back of an S built in August (in the showroom) and it had a jack in the floor of the storage area where you would normally stow your cargo. Not under the cover but on top, hooked to the two retainer rings. Do you think that August build cars had jacks standard with the run flats? Perhaps Mini recognized there is a problem and fixed it by supplying jacks. ****
I have a space saver spare and a jack and this pretty little kit to do things with and...ummm... As you can see this stuff is lost on me (probably why it came with it ) I thought all cars in the US were required to be fitted with a spare? or at least in New Jersey. I don't know were they'd put one on a MCS because mine sits kind of under the boot and the dual tailpipe seems like it would make fitting a spare impossible. The only time I ever got a flat this guy stopped and changed it even before I got a chance to dial AAA. Luckily my dad threw a jack into the trunk, who knew?