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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Eliminating flat spots caused by storage or handling

Eliminating flat spots caused by storage or handling
Flat spots caused by storage or handling cannot be eliminated from the tyre using workshop equipment.
Flat spots caused by storage or handling can be removed only by running the tyres warm.
The method described below is not recommended in cold and wintry weather.
Requirements and conditions:
–  If necessary, check tyre pressure and correct.
–  If possible, drive the vehicle onto a motorway.
–  Traffic and road conditions permitting, drive a 20 to 30 kilometre stretch at a speed of 120 to 150 km/h.
  WARNING
Do not endanger yourself or other road users during this road test.
Observe the highway code and speed limitations in force when performing the road test.
–  Jack up the vehicle immediately after the trip.
–  Unbolt wheels from vehicle.
–  Balancing wheels on stationary wheel balancer → Chapter.
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