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Wheels & tyres.

Don't put your safety at risk: This is how you get through the whole year.

Your tyres are your only contact with the road – with a contact surface that is scarcely bigger than 4 footprints. Find out more about the right wheels and tyres for your model here.

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Volkswagen Tyre Care.

Protecting you and your tyres against the unexpected.
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The EU tyre label.

 

Safety, comfort, environmental friendliness, fuel consumption – it all depends on your tyres. The EU tyre label tells you in simple symbols what properties a model has. It has been in force since 1st November 2012 and has been mandatory for all brand-new tyres since 1st July 2012.

 

 

225 / 45 R17 94 W.

What do the numbers on my tyres mean? Tyre structure, rim diameter, maximum permitted speed - Alongside the name of the manufacturer and the product, your tyres contain many other important pieces of information.

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Tyre tread too shallow.

Less grip.

Even if your thread depth is only 4 mm worn, your tyre has much less adhesion on a wet road. Reason: the tyre tread is no longer dissipating water optimally. We therefore recommend 3 mm for summer tyres and 4 mm for winter tyres. Is your tyre tread shallower? Don't take a risk – have new tyres fitted.

In most European countries, there is a minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm. We recommend a tread depth of 3 mm for summer tyres and 4 mm for winter tyres. The deeper the tread of your tyres, the more effective they are at draining off water and protecting you from aquaplaning.

Winter tyres on a snowy surface.

Braking distance at 50 km/h until the vehicle comes to a standstill.
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How your tyres last longer.

The maximum lifespan of tyres is 6 years – providing they are not damaged and their tread has not been worn down earlier. What can you do to make your tyres last longer? Here are some tips.

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Rim labelling.

Discover here what the abbreviations on your rims mean, such as 7.0 J X 17, ET49, LK112/5.

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With Volkswagen parts you'll always make the right choice.

Thanks to Volkswagen parts you'll be back on the road in safety and comfort following a repair or maintenance, and your Volkswagen will still be 100% an original. Take a look at our Genuine, Economy or Exchange Parts.

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