Tire Maintenance

Replacing your tires can be one the most expensive maintenance items throughout the life of your vehicle. Many of the services performed during your vehicle’s regular scheduled maintenance help to prolong the life of your tires.

Replacing your tires can be one the most expensive maintenance items throughout the life of your vehicle. Many of the services performed during your vehicle’s regular scheduled maintenance help to prolong the life of your tires.

Tire Pressure

Under-inflated tires will substantially increase fuel consumption and premature tire wear while over-inflated tires can cause bulging and lead to rapid and uneven wear. Your Volkswagen Certified Technician will check your tire pressure during every service appointment.

Wheel Alignment

Proper wheel alignment is essential to the health of your tires. Your Volkswagen Certified Technician will check your vehicle’s alignment, and he or she may make adjustments to the front and/or rear suspension components. If your vehicle’s suspension system is out of alignment, it will cause tires to wear unevenly and can even change how your car handles.

Tire Rotation

At regular service intervals, your Volkswagen Certified Technician will remove each tire and wheel and move them to a different position. Because each tire supports different weight loads and your driving patterns can cause one tire to wear out faster than the others, regular rotations help them all wear evenly.

Tire Balancing

Driving over hazards like curbs, potholes and speed bumps can cause your wheels to go out of balance, leading to wheel and/or vehicle wobbling, vibrations, strain on your bearings and/or suspension system, and uneven wear on your tires. While your tires should be balanced when mounted, or remounted and at the first sign of vibration, if your tire inspection shows signs of uneven wear, your Volkswagen Certified Technician will check your tire balance.

Following your vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule is a big part of proper tire maintenance. If you have questions about your tires, be sure to consult your Volkswagen Service Department. View your maintenance timeline to see what’s included in your regular scheduled service.