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Volkswagen is a German automotive company that is widely recognised as one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the world.

Founded in 1937, Volkswagen, which translates to "people's car" in German, has a rich history and has made significant contributions to the automotive industry. The company offers various popular models across different segments - Volkswagen models include the Golf, Polo, Passat, and Touareg. The company has developed hybrid and electric vehicles with the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 being notable examples of the company's electric vehicle offerings.

Frequent Asked Questions

What brand of tyres do Volkswagen use?

Volkswagen over the years have chosen many tyre brands to originally equip tyres to their vehicles. These brand include the likes of Michelin, Hankook, and Dunlop.

What size are Volkswagen tyres?

Volkswagen car models come in different sizes, meaning the size of Volkswagen vehicle's fitted tyres will vary between models. Tyre sizes range from 185/60 R14 to 275/40 R20. To check your specific Volkswagen model's tyre size, enter your registration into our reg check tool at Blackcircles.com today.

Are Volkswagen tyres run flat?

It is recommended that you check your vehicle handbook to know if your specific Volkswagen model is originally fitted with run flat tyres. If you are looking for the best tyres to fit your specific car model, enter your registration number into the Blackcircles.com registration search tool, which will show a variety of tyre models that will fit your Volkswagen.

What should the tyre pressure be on my Volkswagen?

VW tyre pressure recommendations are not universal but rather model and tyre size specific. Refer to the owner's manual or check the door jamb label for accurate pressure details.

How do I reset the TPMS on a Volkswagen?

To reset the TPMS on your Volkswagen, begin by checking that your tyres are inflated to the recommended level. Find the TPMS reset button, usually found below the steering wheel. You can also access the reset option through the vehicle's onboard system, available in the car's settings. Press and hold the reset button or select the reset option in the system. Wait for a confirmation message to appear, indicating the successful TPMS reset. For detailed instructions specific to your Volkswagen model, refer to your vehicle's handbook.

Is it Volkswagen tyres or tires?

When referring to Volkswagen wheels, both "Volkswagen tyres" and "Volkswagen tires" are acceptable spellings, with the variation depending on the country. In the United States, the term "Volkswagen Tires" is more frequently used, whereas in the UK, "tyres" is the more prevalent spelling.

Car Tyres: Frequent Asked Questions

How often should my car tyres be checked?

You should check your car tyres on a regular basis. It is recommended that you give them a full visual inspection at least once a month – looking for any signs of irregular wear, damage, and foreign objects within the tread. As well as this monthly check-up, make sure to give them a full inspection before any long journeys, ensuring you have the correct air pressure in the tyres. If you have a spare tyre in your boot – do not forget to also check this.

What is the minimum legal tread depth?

The legal tread depth for car tyres in the UK is 1.6mm of tread across the central three-quarters of the tyre, around its entire circumference. Once your tyres have reached around 2-3mm in tread depth, you should start to think about buying new tyres so you are not caught out.

Are there fines for driving with illegal car tyres?

If you are found to be driving on tyres which do not comply with regulations, you can face a fine of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points on your licence for each illegal tyre.

Why is correct air pressure important for tyres?

Tyres are designed to work to their optimum performance based on the correct air pressure being applied to the tyre. If you have too little pressure within the tyre, you will find that it can increase rolling resistance and will wear unevenly on the outer edges of the tyre. A tyre with too much air pressure can suffer from poor braking and unreliable handling. The mid-section of the tyre will wear unevenly in this case. Over time, a tyre with incorrect air pressure will become dangerous as it wears unevenly and risks a tyre blowout when driving.

How long do car tyres last for?

The lifespan of car tyres varies based on several factors, including driving habits, road conditions, and maintenance. On average, car tyres typically last between 20,000 and 30,000 miles, or approximately 3 to 5 years. However, this will vary, and some tyres may wear out quicker. Always check your tyres regularly to make sure they are safe and legal.