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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Tyre pressure

Fig. 201 On the inside of the tank flap: tyre inflation pressure label

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The correct tyre pressure for factory-fitted tyres is shown on a sticker and applies to all-season, summer and winter tyres. The sticker   is located either on the driver door column or inside the tank flap.

If the tyre pressure is too low or too high, the tyres will wear prematurely and the vehicle will not handle well  . The correct tyre pressure is particularly important at high speeds. Incorrect tyre pressure causes premature wear and can cause a tyre burst.

The pressure should therefore be checked at least once a month and before starting a journey.

The given tyre pressure applies to cold tyres. Tyre pressure is always higher in warm tyres than it is in cold tyres.

For this reason, never reduce the pressure in warm tyres to adjust the tyre pressure. This would result in low tyre pressures that could cause the tyre to burst suddenly.

Checking tyre pressure

Only check the tyre pressure when the tyres have not been driven for more than a few kilometres at low speed in the last three hours.

The spare wheel or temporary spare wheel are filled to the highest tyre pressure permissible for the vehicle.

WARNING

Too high or too low a pressure may cause the tyre to suddenly lose pressure or burst while the vehicle is in motion. This can cause serious accidents and fatal injuries.

NOTICE

Under-inflated tyres can contribute to an increase in fuel consumption.

If the tyre monitoring display warns that the tyre pressure in at least one tyre is too low, check tyre pressures with a functioning tyre pressure tester. Low tyre pressure cannot be determined exclusively by looking at the tyre. This also applies to tyres with a low profile.

Please refer to the special points of the tyre pressure monitoring systems when checking tyre pressures   .

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