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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Damage caused by foreign bodies

Driving over hard, pointed objects like nails, screws and the like can pierce the tyre.
This always leads to tyre damage.
   
Damage due to embedded foreign body
Often, the object -marking- is so securely embedded in the tyre that it will not free itself even at higher speeds. Consequently, it can act as a plug and seal the tyre relatively well. This results in a gradual loss of pressure, which the driver will not notice immediately, but which can lead to sudden and complete tyre failure.
  Note
No repair should be attempted on a steel-belted tyre of which the structure has been punctured by a foreign body.
 

Damage caused by foreign bodies

Swellings in the tyre sidewall
A swelling in the sidewall of the tyre indicates that the substructure of the carcass has been damaged.     Typic ...

Stripped profile
Tyres with stripped profile Such damage usually develops over a longer period of time. If an already damaged tyre is exposed to high stress, the ...

Other materials:

Removing and installing wind deflector
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Removing   Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783- –  Open glass panel completely. –  ...

Assembly overview - rear parking aid, LHD vehicles
1 -  Electrical connector 2 -  Spreader clip 3 -  Rear parking aid warning buzzer -H15- Removing and installing → Chapter 4 -  Spreader clip 5 -&n ...

Flat spots caused by hard braking
  This type of flat spots may be caused by hard braking on a rough surface such as a tarmac road. During this type of braking manoeuvre only a certain area of the tyre is abraded accordingly and therefore causes an imbala ...

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