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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Tyre damage

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Damage to tyres and rims is often not readily visible. Any unusual vibrations or signs that the car is pulling to one side may indicate that one of the tyres is damaged  .

Foreign bodies in the tyre

Tyre wear

Tyre wear is affected by several factors. These include:

Driving style – fast cornering, heavy acceleration and hard braking all increase tyre wear. The running gear should be checked by a qualified workshop if the tyres show excessive wear despite a normal driving style.

Unbalanced wheels – the wheels on new vehicles are balanced. However, various factors encountered in normal driving can cause them to become unbalanced, which results in steering vibration. Unbalanced wheels will affect levels of wear on the steering system and the suspension. In this case the wheels should be balanced again. New tyres have to be balanced after fitting.

Running gear setting – incorrect wheel alignment causes excessive tyre wear, impairing the safety of the vehicle. The wheel alignment should be checked by a qualified workshop if tyres show excessive wear.

WARNING

If you notice unusual vibration or the car pulling to one side while the vehicle is in motion, this may indicate that one of the tyres is damaged.
Tread depth and wear indicators
Fig. 202 Tyre tread: wear indicators First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Tread depth Difficult driving situations demand the deepest possible tread depth f ...

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 Open the tailg ...

Other materials:

Adjusting striker pin
Special tools and workshop equipment required         Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-   Note Threaded plate -1- of striker pin is secured in pillar using a method which differs f ...

Removing automatic distance control unit from and installing on retaining plate, variant 2
  Note If the automatic distance control unit -J428- is renewed, start the respective function → Vehicle diagnostic tester. Special tools and workshop equipment required     ...

Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Handling seat covers    → Cleaning cloth seat covers, fabric trim and Alcantara upholstery    → Cleaning and caring for natural leather covers    → Cleaning leatherette upholstery    → C ...

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