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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Handling wheels and tyres  

 → Rims  

 → New wheels and tyres  

 → Tyre pressure  

 → Tread depth and wear indicators 

 → Tyre damage  

 → Spare wheel or temporary spare wheel  

 → Tyre lettering  

 → Winter tyres  

 → Snow chains  

Volkswagen recommends that work on tyres and wheels is carried out by a qualified workshop. They are familiar with the procedure and have the necessary special tools and spare parts and the proper facilities for disposing of the old tyres. Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen dealership for this purpose.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

New tyres or tyres which are old, worn down or damaged cannot provide full levels of vehicle control and braking power.

For technical reasons, it is not generally possible to use the wheels from other vehicles. This can also apply to wheels of the same vehicle type. Refer to the vehicle documentation and ask a Volkswagen dealership if necessary.

Wheels and tyres
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Handling wheels and tyres
Fig. 200 Diagram showing how to swap wheels First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The tyres are the most used and most underestimated parts of a vehicle. Tyr ...

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. ...

Temporarily switch off the area monitoring system (Front Assist) in the following situations
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The area monitoring system (Front Assist) should be switched off in the following situations due to system limitations  : If the vehicle is being towed. If the vehicle is on a rolling road test bed. If t ...

Checking radial and lateral run-out on wheel rim
–  Attach rim to wheel balancing machine. –  Use the centring system for wheel balancing machines -VAS 5271-. –  Preload tyre gauge approx. 2 mm. –  Tu ...

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