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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 ...

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Assembly overview - front door window
  Note Only the left side is shown. The right side is similar. 1 -  Front door 2 -  Door window Removing and installing → Chapter. 3 -  Inner door cover Removing and insta ...

Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Running-in    → Accessories and parts    → Service fluids and consumables    → Repairs and technical modifications    → Repairs and faults in the airbag system    → Retrofitti ...

Test after driving for 10 minutes
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsReconnect the tyre filler hose and check the tyre pressure on the tyre pressure display ⑥. 1.3 bar (19 psi / 130 kPa) and lower: Do not drive on! The tyre cannot be sealed adequately with the breakdown set. ...

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