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Tyre condition

  • After running them in, check tyres for damage from time to time and remove any foreign bodies embedded in the treads.
  • Prevent damage to tyres and wheels by avoiding driving over curbs and similar obstacles.
  • Damage to wheels and tyres is not always easy to see, so if you suspect that a wheel may have been damaged, have it checked by a Volkswagen Dealer as soon as possible. Try to avoid driving on the wheel until it has been checked.
  • Keep grease, oil and fuel off tyres.
  • Replace missing dust caps as soon as possible.
  • Mark wheels before taking them off so that they rotate in the same direction when put back on again.
  • When taken off, the tyres should be stored in a cool, dry and preferably dark place. Tyres not on wheels should be stored in a vertical position.

Tyre life depends to a considerable extent on the following factors

  • Pressure should be checked at least once a month and before every long journey. The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle can be found inside the fuel flap.
  • The spare wheel with the normal tyre should always be inflated to the highest pressure required on the vehicle.
  • Always check the pressure when the tyres are cold. High or low pressure may shorten tyre life, in addition to reducing vehicle handling effectiveness.
  • Mode of driving - fast cornering, hard acceleration and violent braking also increases tyre wear.
  • The wheels on new vehicles are balanced. However, when the vehicle is running, various influences can cause the wheels to become unbalanced and this causes steering vibration. The wheels should be re-balanced if this occurs.
  • Incorrect wheel alignment may cause excessive and uneven tyre wear, as well as impair the vehicle's safe handling.