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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Tire Wear, Center

This wear pattern is found on drive wheels on high-powered vehicles that often drive long stretches at high speed.
At high speeds, the centrifugal force increases the tire diameter at the center of the tread more than at the shoulders of the tire. The drive forces from the center area of the tread are transferred to the road surface. This is reflected in the wear pattern.
These effects can appear especially extreme on wide tires.
Reducing the Tire Pressure is Not an Effective Remedy for this Wear Pattern.
  WARNING
For safety reasons, tire pressure must never be lowered below specified pressure under any circumstances.
A largely even wear pattern can be achieved if tires are changed in a timely manner from the tractive to the non-tractive axle.
   
Increased Tread Wear
Typical wear pattern of tires on the tractive axle of high-powered vehicles.
The increased wear at the tread center is caused by stresses related to the centrifugal force of the tire and the transmission of traction forces.
 

Tire Wear, Center

Diagonal Washouts
Diagonal wear spots on tires Diagonal wear spots run at an angle of approximately 45° with respect to the plane of circumference. ...

Permitted Tread Depth - Variance
For all four wheels use only tires of the same construction type, and tread. Always use tires with the deepest tread depth on the front a ...

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Checklist
To ensure your own safety and that of your passengers, observe the following actions in the specified order : Stop the vehicle at a safe distance away from moving traffic and on a suitable surface . Switch on the hazard warning lights using the button . Apply the handbrake ...

Contaminants Removed from Refrigerant Circuit
The reservoir/receiver/dryer or dryer bag/cartridge should not be replaced under the following conditions. After an accident when there is no damage on the reservoir/receiver/dryer. The repair was done quickl ...

A/C System and Refrigerant R134a Safety Precautions
A/C Service Station -VAS6007A- (and further or current A/C Service Station) Refer to the Workshop Equipment Catalog.   WARNING It is recommended to have an eye-flushing bot ...

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