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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the vehicle manufacturer are used as accessories, the wheel positions can be altered so that the specified alignment is no longer maintained while driving.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:

Removing and installing mirror adjustment unit
      Special tools and workshop equipment required         Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783-   Note The removal and installat ...

Run-flat tyres, structure and identification of a SST tyre
Removing and fitting run-flat tyres → Chapter. If run-flat tyres are used, a Tyre Pressure Monitor display must be fitted. Damage to the tyre and the resulting pressure loss cannot be detected with the n ...

Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Warning and indicator lamps    → Information on steering  The power steering is not hydraulic. It is an electromechanical system. The advantage of this steering system is that no hydraulic hoses, hydraulic oil, p ...

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