Talk to your Service Consultant about a tire inspection.
The best way to make sure your tires are in good shape is to come in for a tire inspection. We'll check your tires' pressure, sidewalls, tread pattern and depth - and can advise you on whether your tires need to be rotated or replaced.
Tire Pressure and Fuel Economy.
Did you know that keeping your tires properly inflated is as important as a tune-up? You could see gas mileage improvements of more than 3.3%.*
*Based on fuel savings information found at www.fueleconomy.gov
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The single greatest cause of tire damage is improper inflation. Your tires lose pressure over time, which causes unnecessary stress, irregular tread wear, and poor gas mileage.
- Tires will typically lose air at the rate of one pound a month. In winter, a tire can lose one pound of pressure for every 10-degree drop in temperature. So be sure to check your tires monthly or more often.
- A tire can lose up to half its air pressure and not appear to be flat.
- Under inflation is the most common cause of tire failure and may result in severe tire cracking, tread separation, or a "blowout," causing loss of vehicle control and risk serious injury.
- The best time to check tire pressure is when the tires are cold. You vehicle's optimal tire pressure is listed on the driver's door frame or in your owner's manual.
Your driving habits have a lot to do with your tire mileage and safety. To get the most out of your tires:
- Avoid fast starts, stops, and turns.
- Do not run over curbs when you're parking.
- Never operate your vehicle at speeds greater than the speed rating on your tires.
The original tires on your VW have built-in wear indicators evenly spaced around the circumference of the tire. When the tread is worn down to 2/32 of an inch, the tread wear indicator will appear, telling you it's time to replace your tires.
- Another effective way to check tires is to use a penny. Put the President's head in one of the treads. If part of his head is covered, you're okay. If you can see all of the President's head, it's time to replace your tires.
- Worn tires can cause your vehicle to skid and hydroplane.
- Tires showing cuts, bald spots, or other damage may lead to tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Check your tires periodically for uneven or excessive wear and remove objects such as stones, nails, or glass that may be wedged in the tread grooves. Check for holes or cuts and inspect the sidewalls for cracking, bruising, and other signs of damage or excessive wear.
- Properly balanced wheels improve tire wear and extend the tread life of your tires.
- Rotating your tires is the best way to achieve uniform wear and get the most out of your tires. Please refer to your Volkswagen Factory Recommended Vehicle Maintenance Schedule to see when your tires are due for their next rotation.
- Wheel alignment provides safe vehicle control and a comfortable ride.
- Correct air pressure is critical for achieving maximum tire performance. Make sure all your tires are inflated to the air pressure specified by Volkswagen or the tire manufacturer.
Get a grip on common causes of premature tire wear.
Overinflation: When the center of the tread shows excessive wear, the pressure in your tires is consistently too high. The tires are riding on the center of the tread and wearing it out prematurely.
Underinflation: When the outer edges of the tires are excessively worn, your tires are consistently underinflated. The outer edges of your tires have too much contact with the road.
Uneven Wear: When the inner or outer part of your tires wear out faster than other parts of the tires, it usually means your vehicle needs a wheel alignment. There is excessive camber in the front suspension, causing the wheels to lean too much to the inside or outside.
Cupping: When cups or scalloped dips appear around the edge of the tread on one side or the other, it usually indicates worn suspension parts. Any worn component that connects the wheel to the car-ball joints, wheel bearings, shocks, springs- can cause this condition.
Tires approved by Volkswagen.
Around here, good things come in fours.
Wheels and tires approved by Volkswagen have been specially matched to your Volkswagen model and contribute to the driving characteristics and safety of your vehicle.
- Installing improper or mismatched tires on your VW can lead to a serious accident.
- Mixing tire types will adversely affect road holding and can lead to loss of vehicle control.
- When you replace your tires always purchase the size and type of tires specified by Volkswagen.
The right tires at the right price.
No one knows your VW better than our factory-trained techs, and that includes tires. We'll make sure you get the tires that best meet your vehicle's handling and performance requirements. Our wide selection of quality all-season, summer, and winter tires features some of the best brand names. And, of course, tires approved by Volkswagen are available for a price you'll approve of - and quality you can depend on - since your local dealer is better equipped to mount, balance, and rotate your tires than anybody else.
Road Hazard Coverage.
Tires approved by Volkswagen can help protect you and your passengers. Our road hazard insurance helps protect your investment. On top of that, all Volkswagen recommended replacement tires come with 24-Month Road Hazard Coverage.
- 100% coverage the first year.*
- 50% coverage the second year.*
- Plus, repair coverage for flat tires.*
*Some restrictions apply. Ask your Service Consultant for a list of eligible tires and for complete Road Hazard Coverage details.