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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Tire wear and damage

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

Wheel rim and tire damage is often difficult to see. Unusual vibrations or pulling to one-side can be an indication of tire damage ⇒ .

  • If you suspect tire damage, immediately reduce speed!
  • Check tires and wheel rims for damage.
  • If a tire is damaged, do not drive any farther. Get expert assistance.
  • If no external damage is visible, slowly and carefully drive to the nearest authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility or other qualified workshop and have the vehicle checked.

Objects embedded in the tire

  • If embedded objects have penetrated to the inside tire, do not remove them!
  • Get professional help immediately.

Tire wear

Tire wear depends on several factors, including:

  • Driving style.
  • Unbalanced wheels.
  • Wheel alignment.

Driving style - Fast cornering, hard acceleration and braking increase tire wear. If you experience increased tire wear under normal driving conditions, have the vehicle suspension checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

Unbalanced wheels - The wheels on a new vehicle are balanced. When driving, however, various conditions can cause a wheel to become unbalanced. Unbalanced wheels can cause wear to the steering and suspension systems. Have all wheels rebalanced. A wheel must always be rebalanced if a new tire has been mounted.

Wheel alignment - Incorrect wheel alignment causes excessive and uneven tire wear, impairing vehicle safety. If you notice excessive or uneven tire wear, have the wheel alignment checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

Warning

Unusual vibrations or pulling to one side can indicate tire damage.
  • Reduce speed immediately and stop when it is safe to do so.
  • Check tires and wheel rims for damage.
  • Never drive with a damaged tire or rim. Get expert assistance instead.
  • If no external damage is visible, slowly and carefully drive to the nearest authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility or other qualified workshop and have the vehicle checked.
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