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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Checking tyres

As tyre damage can have serious consequences, you and the driver should regularly check the tyres to identify any problems at an early stage.
Damaged tyres cannot withstand driving conditions such as high speed, long distances, sporty driving, and so on.
Damage can be caused in a number of ways:
Driving with insufficient tyre pressure
Assembly error when tyres were fitted on rims
Damage by embedding objects
Ageing
Improper storage
  WARNING
Whenever a safety risk cannot be ruled out, the tyre must be renewed.
When checking a tyre, look out especially for the following criteria:
Surface erosion or ripples on the inner side (inflation pressure was too low or not sufficient for the load)
   
Loose rubber or loose radial threads
 

Checking tyres

Separated or deformed bead core
 

Checking tyres

Damage to tyre bead with cord ply visible
 

Checking tyres

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.     ...

Damage caused when fitting
Bead core broken during tyre inflation.     Modern radial tyres for passenger cars are mounted only on safety rim ...

Other materials:

Checking child seat anchors after an accident
Points to check Child seat anchors must be checked for damage and deformation after an accident.   Child seat anchors welded to the body or the seats/backrests or bolted in place may not be repaired or straightened. ...

Overview of fitting locations - aerial systems
1 -  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179- On window frame to the left of the rear lid FM trap circuit (+) Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth R ...

Removing and installing trim panel
  Note   Removal and installation are described for the trim panel on driver side. Follow same instructions for the front passenger side as appropriate.   Removal and installation are illustrated for 4-door vehicles. ...

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