Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Tyre damage

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Damage to tyres and rims is often not readily visible. If you notice unusual vibration or the car pulling to one side, this may indicate that one of the tyres is damaged  .

  • Reduce your speed immediately if you suspect that a wheel is damaged!
  • Check the tyres and rims for damage.
  • If the tyre is damaged, do not drive on and use expert assistance.
  • If there is no visible damage, drive slowly and cautiously to the next qualified workshop in order to have the vehicle checked.

Foreign bodies in the tyre

  • Leave the foreign body in the tyre if it has entered the inner tyre!
  • Contact expert help as soon as possible.

Tyre wear

The tyre wear is affected by several factors:

  • Driving style.
  • Unbalanced wheels.
  • Running gear setting.

Driving style – fast cornering, heavy acceleration and hard braking all increase tyre wear. Have the running gear checked by a qualified workshop if the tyres show excessive wear despite normal driving style.

Unbalanced wheels – the wheels on new vehicles are balanced. However, various factors encountered in normal driving can cause them to become unbalanced, which results in steering vibration. Unbalanced wheels will affect levels of wear on the steering system and the suspension. In this case the wheels should be balanced again. A new tyre will have to be balanced after fitting.

Running gear settings – incorrect wheel alignment causes excessive tyre wear, impairing the safety of the vehicle. Have the wheel alignment checked by a qualified workshop if tyres show excessive wear.

WARNING

If you notice unusual vibration or the car pulling to one side while the vehicle is in motion, this may indicate that one of the tyres is damaged.
  • Reduce speed immediately and park the vehicle without obstructing traffic.
  • Check the tyres and rims for damage.
  • Never drive on if wheels or tyres are damaged. Use expert assistance instead.
  • If there is no visible damage, drive slowly and cautiously to the next qualified workshop in order to have the vehicle checked.
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