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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Inspecting Tires

Because tire damage can have serious consequences, the technician and the driver should regularly check the tires, as it is the best form of early problem recognition.
Pre-damaged tires cannot withstand driving situations like high vehicle speed, long driving distance, sporty driving style and similar situations.
Damage can occur from various causes:
Driving with low tire pressure
Mistakes during tire mounting
Damage during run-in
Aging
Incorrect storage
  WARNING
As soon as a safety risk cannot be ruled out, the tire must be replaced.
Pay special attention to the following criteria when examining the tire:
Surface erosion or marbling on the inner side (pressure was too low or insufficient for the load)
   
detached rubber or loose cords
 

Inspecting Tires

Exposed or deformed bead bundle
 

Inspecting Tires

Damage to tire bead with visible cords
 

Inspecting Tires

Tires, Damage from Low Tire Pressure
The most common causes of failure are small external damage, a defective valve or a leaky rim due to corrosion or damage.     ...

Mounting Damage
Bundle broken during tire inflation.     Modern radial car tires are mounted only on safety rims. These have a hu ...

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Using a mobile telephone in the vehicle without a connection to the external aerial
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsBoth during telephone calls and in standby mode, mobile telephones transmit and receive radio waves, which may also be termed "high-frequency energy". Current scientific literature warns us that radio waves can be harmful ...

Contents of the breakdown set
Fig. 171 The breakdown set First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The breakdown set is located underneath the floor covering in the luggage compartment. It includes the following components : Valve core extractor Sticker with the maximum permitted s ...

Single Wire Seals, Installing
  Note Single wire seals prevent the penetration of water and dirt into the contact housing. They are installed, for example, in the engine compartment and must be reinstalled after a repair. Single wire seal is crimpe ...

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