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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Tyre damage

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Damage to tyres and rims is often not readily visible. Any unusual vibrations or signs that the car is pulling to one side may indicate that one of the tyres is damaged .

Foreign bodies in the tyre

Tyre wear

Tyre wear is affected by several factors. These include:

Driving style – fast cornering, heavy acceleration and hard braking all increase tyre wear. The running gear should be checked by a qualified workshop if the tyres show excessive wear despite a 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. New tyres have to be balanced after fitting.

Running gear setting – incorrect wheel alignment causes excessive tyre wear, impairing the safety of the vehicle. The wheel alignment should be 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.
Tread depth and wear indicators
Fig. 147 Tyre tread: wear indicators First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsTread depth Difficult driving situations demand the deepest possible tread depth for ...

Spare wheel or temporary spare wheel
Fig. 148 In luggage compartment: variant A: handwheel for securing spare wheel and variant B: handwheel for securing temporary spare wheel First read and observe the introductory information a ...

Other materials:

Test after driving for 10 minutes
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Reconnect the tyre filler hose and check the tyre pressure on the tyre pressure display ⑥. 1.3 bar (19 psi / 130 kPA) and lower: Do not drive on! The tyre cannot be sealed adequately with the breakdown set. ...

Checking and refilling the windscreen washer fluid level
Fig. 77 In the engine compartment: cap of washer fluid reservoir First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The windscreen washer fluid level should be checked regularly and topped up as necessary. A filter can be found in the feed throat of the washer fluid re ...

Odor from Evaporator or Heat Exchanger?
  Fishy smell –  From leak at cooling system of engine or of A/C system heater core.   Note If the fishy smell gets weaker when the temperature is set to “cold” and stronger when i ...

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