Wheels and Tyres
Discover information, products and services concerning your Commerical Vehicle's wheels and tyres here.
Full protection for 2 years at no extra cost
Volkswagen Tyre Care is here to reassure you and protect your tyres against the unexpected. It means that if you damage your tyres, be it from sharp kerbs or nails for example, you don’t have to worry. Volkswagen Tyre Care has got you covered, it will help to counteract the damage and get you back on the road again by helping to support you on the cost of a replacement tyre.
Terms and conditions apply.
The Certificate of Conformity (CoC) contains a list of the genuine rims that are suitable for your vehicle – all of which have been tested as wheel/tyre combinations by the MOT association. These rims are Volkswagen Genuine Parts®, which are mounted ex-works.
How to increase tyre service life
A tyre’s maximum service life is six years – that’s assuming that they’re not damaged, the tread hasn’t been worn down earlier. The DOT number on your tyres will provide information about their age. Here are a few tips for a long tyre service life.
Do not hit the kerb when parking: It may damage the rubber outer layer and the inner structure of your tyres.
Correct air pressure:
Check your tyre pressure on a regular basis and increase it if you are driving with a heavy load. But be careful: Too high a pressure can also be damaging.
Measure the tread depth on a regular basis and check your tyres for damages and deformations.
Have them balanced:
This increases their service life and also protects the wheel bearing, steering system and suspension.
Keep things even:
Your tyres will only exhibit even wear if the axle geometry is right. Are your tyres wearing at a different rate? Have the tyre tracking correctly realigned.
Keep it clean:
Protect your tyres before they come into contact with oil, grease and fuel.
Choosing the correct tyres
When driving a commercial vehicle, it’s important to select the right tyres for your load. Visit your local Retailer to speak to a trained technician on the perfect tyres for your business.
Checking your tyres
To keep your commercial vehicle safe and performing at its optimum level, it’s important that you check your tyres regularly. Not only will this reduce your running costs, but it will also ensure that your vehicle brakes and accelerates properly and can take corners with ease.
Check the following on a regular basis to keep your tyres safe and sturdy:
Tread depth – ensure it’s not below the minimum of 1.6mm
Look out for any bulges, abrasions, uneven wear or objects stuck in the tread
To keep yourself and your drivers safe you should check your tyres regularly to ensure they’re properly inflated.
Driving with tyres at the correct pressure allows your van to grip the road when it brakes and takes corners; poor pressure can lead to blowouts, poor braking and poor handling. It also saves you money as tyres at the correct pressure cost less for your engine to move, and have a longer lifespan.
The EU tyre label tells you, which properties a particular tyre has
The EU tyre label has been mandatory for all brand-new tyres since July 1st 2012.
The lower the resistance your tyres have to overcome when they’re in action, the lower the amount of energy your Commercial Vehicle needs – and you produce less CO2. Between classes A and G, at 100 km/h this is up to 0.7 l.
The more efficient the wet grip of your tyres, the shorter the braking distance on wet surfaces. At 80 km/h, this increases by 3 to 7 m from one class to the next. Even if you applied the brakes fully, you would sit collide with an obstacle at a speed of up to 30 km/h.