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O P E R A T I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S
WHEELS
Wheels and tyres are important design
f
eatures. The wheels and tyres approved
by us are specially matched to the model
concerned and contribute largely to the
excellent roadholding and safe driving
characteristics.
If you wish to fit your car with non-
standard wheels or tyres please note:
For technical reasons it is not pos-
sible in every case to use wheels from
other vehicles - in certain conditions
not even wheels from the same vehicle
model.
Wheels and wheel bolts are match-
ed to one another.
On changing to a different type of wheel
(e.g. alloy wheels or wheels with winter
tyres) the correct bolt with the proper
length and conical shape must be used.
The security of the wheels and the
functioning of the brake system depend
on this.
Using types of wheel and/or tyre
which have not been approved by us
for your vehicle model can be detrimen-
tal to the safety of the vehicle. It can
also affect the vehicle under the Con-
struction and Use regulations.
If wheel trim discs are subsequently
installed, ensure that the air flow re-
mains adequate to cool the brakes.
V.A.G workshops are fully informed ab-
out the possible conversions of tyres,
wheels and wheel trims.
General notes
Check tyres for damage from time to
time and remove any foreign bodies em-
bedded in treads.
To avoid damage to tyres and wheels
drive over curbs and similar obstacles
very slowly and as nearly at right angles
as possible.
If you think that a wheel is damaged,
it must be checked by a V.A.G workshop.
Keep grease, oil and fuel off the tyres.
Replace missing dust caps as soon as
possible.
Mark wheels before taking them off
so that they rotate in the same direction
when put back.
When taken off, the tyres should be
stored in a cool, dry and preferably dark
place. Tyres which are not on wheels
should be stored in a vertical position.
New tyres
New tyres do not give maximum grip
straight away and should therefore be
run in at moderate speeds for about the
first 100 km. This will help to make the
tyres last longer.
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