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vehicle manufacturer are used as accessories, the wheel positions can be altered so that the specified alignment is no longer maintained while driving.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

Charging battery
Prerequisites:   WARNING It is not permissible to test or charge batteries whose magic eye shows light yellow. Do not slave/jump start the vehicle! Danger of ex ...

Operation
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The traffic sign recognition system is supported in various countries   . Please remember this when travelling abroad. Display of traffic signs Speed limit signs and no-overtaking signs with accompanying additional si ...

Checking tyres
As tyre damage can have serious consequences, you and the driver should regularly check the tyres to identify any problems at an early stage. Damaged tyres cannot withstand driving conditions such as high speed, long distances, sporty dr ...

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