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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Spare wheel or temporary spare wheel

Fig. 203 In the luggage compartment: handwheel for securing the spare wheel

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Removing the spare wheel

Storing the removed wheel

If the spare wheel tyre is not the same as the tyres that are mounted on the vehicle

If the spare wheel is not the same as those mounted on the vehicle – for example if winter tyres or the temporary spare wheel are fitted – only use the spare wheel for a short period of time and drive with extra care  .

Refit the normal, functional road wheel as soon as possible.

Follow these guidelines:

The tyre pressure of the spare wheel or temporary spare wheel should be checked together with the normal tyres, at least once a month. The spare wheel should have the highest pressure allowed for the vehicle   . The tyre pressure for the temporary spare wheel can be found on the sticker on the temporary spare wheel.

WARNING

Incorrect use of the spare wheel or temporary spare wheel can lead to a loss of control of the vehicle, to collisions or other accidents and cause serious injuries.

If possible, stow the spare wheel, temporary spare wheel or the removed wheel safely in the luggage compartment. In vehicles with a breakdown set, the removed wheel cannot be secured.

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Tyre lettering
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