-•. winter conditions, the handling of the
vehicle including four wheel drive ve-
nicles - can be improved by winter tyres.
When fitting winter tyres, note the follow-
Only radial ply winter tyres should be
used. The factory recommended tyre
sizes are given on page 116.
With winter tyres, the PR figures on
the sidewalls should also be noted. The
tyres must not be below the specified
To obtain the best possible handling
characteristics, winter tyres must be fitt-
ed on all four wheels.
Winter tyres are no longer fully effec-
tive when rhe tread has worn down to a
depth of 4 mm.
Snow chains may be fitted on the rear
wheels only. Only thin chains which do
not stand clear more than 15 mm (in-
cluding tensioner) should be used.
When driving over roads which are free
of snow you should remove the chains.
On such roads they are detrimental to
vehicle handling, damage the tyres and
wear out quickly.
In Germany the maximum, permissible
speed with snow chains is 50 km/h.
The following should also be noted on
Transporter/Caravelle syncro vehicles:
Snow chains should, where possible, be
fitted on all four wheels. If only two
chains are available they must be fitted
on the rear wheels.
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