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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Stripped profile

Tyres with stripped profile
Such damage usually develops over a longer period of time. If an already damaged tyre is exposed to high stress, the centrifugal forces which occur at high speeds can tear components off the tyre.
The figure shows a tyre with stripped tread due to travel with insufficient tyre pressure.
 

Stripped profile

Damage caused by foreign bodies
Driving over hard, pointed objects like nails, screws and the like can pierce the tyre. This always leads to tyre damage.   ...

Tyre damage due to insufficient tyre pressure
The most common causes for tyre failure are minor external damage, a defective valve or a leaking rim due to corrosion or damage.     ...

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Flat spots (from locking wheels)
Flat spots can result from an extreme brake application which causes the wheels to lock, so that the rubber is worn off at the contact patch between the tread and the road surface. As the tyres slide over the road surface, friction generates ...

Testing equipment and tools
List of test equipment, tools and materials   Note This list is an overview of the test equipment, tools and materials necessary for professional repairs to the refrigerant circuit.   Caution ...

Removing and installing C-pillar trim, saloon
  Note Removal and installation are described for the left vehicle side. Follow same instructions for the right side as appropriate. Special tools and workshop equipment required     ...

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