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vehicle manufacturer are used as accessories, the wheel positions can be altered so that the specified alignment is no longer maintained while driving.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

Assembly overview - radiator and radiator fan
1 -  Radiator Removing and installing → Chapter Change coolant after renewing. 2 -  Coolant hose Pull out retaining clip to remove. Connecting → Fig. ...

Fitting a bicycle carrier on the mechanically positioned ball coupling
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The maximum permitted load on a bicycle carrier mounted on the ball coupling is 80 kg at a distance of 300 mm. This distance refers to the gap between the centre of gravity of the bicycle carrier (complete with bicycle ...

Warning lamp
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause Solution Fault in the alternator. Proceed to a qualified workshop. The electrical system should be checked. Switch off all elec ...

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