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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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Wheel, Mounting, Volkswagen Assembly Instructions
Vehicles With Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor. If wheels are changed (for example, change from summer to winter tires), wheel electronics send data as soon as speed of new wheels exceeds 25 km/h (15.53 mph) The control module automatical ...

Paint System for Plastic Parts
This universal painting system enables you to safely and simply paint all plastic parts which can be usually found on the exterior. (Plastic types: PP, EPDM, ABS, PC, PPO, PBTP, UP-GF, PA, PVC, R-TPU, PUR) This technical reference material does not apply ...

Flat Spots
What is a Flat Spot From Standing? Terms like flat portion, flattening, are also used as a term for flat spots from standing. Flat spots from standing cause vibration, like an incorrectly balanced wheel. It is important ...

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