It's very important to make sure that you fit the right tyres, as the original tyres on your Volkswagen are determined by joint consultation and extensive testing between the car and tyre manufacturers. This includes many aspects of the vehicle characteristics including road noise, fuel consumption and vehicle handling. Therefore, we recommend that changes in tyre, size or type should not be undertaken without seeking advice from your local Volkswagen Retailer.

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Tyre Maintenance

It is vital to keep your tyres maintained and to replace your tyres when necessary.

There are three checks that you can do to prolong the life of your tyres. In turn this will reduce your fuel bills and CO2 emissions. It will also increase the safety of your vehicle ensuring your Volkswagen can brake, accelerate and corner properly

  • Check your tyre pressure
  • Check your tread depth is not below the legal minimum of 1.6mm.
  • Inspect your tyres regularly for any cuts, bulges, uneven wear or objects embedded in the tread.

Tyre Pressures

Having the correct tyre pressure is a vital safety feature whilst your on the road. If your tyres are under-inflated the handling and grip of the vehicle will be effected, this may cause unpredictable vehicle behaviour. You will also be at a higher risk of having a blowout, especially if your are travelling at high speed.

By maintaining the pressure in your tyre you will also prolong the lifespan of them as it will mean they won't ware as quickly. It is recommended that you check your tyre pressure at least once a month and before any long journeys.

Tyre Tread

Having the correct tread depth on your tyres is not only essential for your safety but also a legal requirement. The legal minimum tread depth for a car tyre in the UK is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the tyre around its entire circumference. Driving on tyres which fail to meet this regulation can result in fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.

With this in mind we would be happy to check your tyre tread for you or you can do it yourself with a 20p coin. It is recommended that you check the tread on your tyres once a month and can be done easily with a calibrated depth gauge. The most accurate way to do it is to measure the depth in at least three points around the tyre.

If you don't have a calibrated tread depth gauge, an easy way to check your tyres is by using a 20p coin. Simply place the coin into the main tread of the tyre. If the marked rim of the coin doesn't totally disappear, your tyres may be illegal and need changing.

If your tyres need to be replaced, we'll provide tyres of the same high quality as factory-fitted originals at competitive prices.

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