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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Reinforced and Extra Load (XL) tyres

Some tyre manufacturers have for some time replaced the designation “Reinforced” with the designation “Extra Load”. This designation has long been standard in non-European countries. Technically, there is no difference between them.
Some tyre manufacturers also use the designation “XL” for Extra Load tyres.
Tyres with the designation “Reinforced” or “Extra Load (XL)” are of equal quality.
V winter tyres marked XL have a higher load capacity than V winter tyres without this code.
XL V winter tyres allow a higher speed, but this does not mean that the top speed of a V tyre is 240 km/h for every vehicle.
The same conditions apply to these tyres as to V winter tyres without a special code!
Tyre storage
Storage room The conditions have to be: dark dry, cool and ...

Winter tyres
M+S symbol On an “M and S tyre” the tread profile, tread composition or construction are designed so that the handling characteristics are ...

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Undercoated areas
  Note Undercoating (stone-chipping protection) applied during repair work must be identical in appearance and thickness to the original undercoating. Water drainage holes must remain clear. All threaded studs and welded nuts with metric ...

Ensuring proper assembly temperature for tyres
  Caution Risk of damage to tyres due to excessive heat. Never heat tyres with a radiator or hot air blower. Heat tyres with warm water or warm air (m ...

Nuts and bolts
Loosen and tighten bolts and securing nuts for covers and housings diagonally. Avoid canting particularly sensitive parts such as comtrol motor with control unit. Loosen and tighten them diagonally in stages. ...

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