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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: 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.
   
Separation of Carcass and Rubber
Strong heating due to driving with substantially insufficient pressure led to overheating and subsequent separation of carcass from rubber material -arrows-.
The tire shown here was sporadically driven with tire pressure insufficient for the load. Typical indications for this are the circumferential abrasions in the area of the bead caused by the rim flange and the discoloration. Small, furrowed folds are visible along the inner sidewall.
When the tire rolls, strong shear forces develop between the steel belt layers, especially at the ends of the belts.
 

Tires, Damage from Low Tire Pressure

Tires with Wide Furrows Along the Circumference in the Area of the Bead
Wide furrows along the circumference in the area of the bead -arrows- indicate that the tire was driven with insufficient air pressure.
Driving a vehicle with insufficient tire pressure or ignoring or not recognizing tire damage can have serious consequences.
The tire can no longer withstand the forces developing during travel.
The function of the tire is limited by the defects mentioned above. The rubber compounds separate from one another, resulting in partial separation of tire components up to complete destruction.
 

Tires, Damage from Low Tire Pressure

Disintegrated Tread
Tires with Torn-Out Tread Such damage usually develops over a longer period of time. If an already damaged tire is exposed to high stress, the ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Support Mode with Battery Charger -VAS5095A
General Information The support mode provides the vehicle electrical system with voltage when the battery is removed or disconnected. For more information. Refer to Battery Charger -VAS5095A- Operating Instructions. ...

Changing a blown fuse
Fig. 174 A blown fuse Fig. 175 Removing or fitting a fuse using the plastic pliers ① First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Preparation Switch off the ignition, the lights and all electrical consumers. Open the appropriate fuse box . Detecti ...

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