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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Factors influencing the service life of tyres

The following factors influence a tyre's service life to varying degrees.
Driving style:
Speed
Braking
Acceleration
Cornering
Maintenance:
Tyre pressure
Environment:
Road surface
Ambient temperature and climate
Vehicle:
Weight
Dynamic toe and camber settings
Tyre use:
Speed range
Wet or dry
Tyre type:
Winter or summer
Running gear modifications:
If “suspension lowering kits” and/or alloy wheels that have not been approved by the vehicle manufacturer are used as accessories, the wheel positions can be altered so that the specified alignment is no longer maintained while driving.
Even if the axle geometry adjustment is correct with the vehicle stationary during wheel alignment, the changed vehicle height and wheel positions can cause the wheel suspension to move differently when driving.
Uneven wear is then unavoidable.
   
Tyre wear
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Saw-tooth wear
Saw-tooth wear is a stepped wear pattern on the individual tread blocks → Fig. that can cause increased tyre noise. The saw tooth is caused by uneven ...

Other materials:

Connections to valves for switches in the refrigerant circuit
  WARNING Danger of freezing injuries. If refrigerant circuit has not been evacuated, refrigerant will escape. The refrigerant must be extracted before the va ...

Vehicles with torsion beam axle
1 -  Rubber mounting Renew if damaged 2 -  Bolt 20 Nm 3 -  Mounting Renew if damaged 4 -  Rear silencer In initial equipmen ...

Engine oil consumption
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Engine oil consumption can vary from engine to engine and can change during the working life of an engine. Depending on how you drive and the conditions in which the car is used, oil consumption can be up to 1.0 litre/ ...

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