Volkswagen Tires

All Volkswagen Models

Your owners manual is a good place to find information about your vehicle's tire needs. Tire and wheel fitment information and safety and maintenance information (including checking tire pressure and wear) are clearly presented.

Owners should know their vehicle's tire pressure requirements and regularly confirm tire pressure, wear, condition, and age. Due to the advent of driving enhancements such as ABS, ESP, and ASR, correct tire size and tire profile are major concerns.

A further consideration is gross differences in tire wear (new tires on one axle and worn tires on the other axle). Due to the differing wheel speed sensors, the ABS, ESP, or ASR systems may set false fault codes or warning displays.

This is due to the "smaller" tire—the tire with the most wear—having a decreased circumference or rolling radius. The "smaller" tire will increase its speed, which will cause the wheel to slip or lose traction. This can trigger a response from systems such as traction control, automatic transmission shift strategies, and others.

A good rule of thumb is to maintain tire wear within 30 percent, axle to axle. It is best to follow your owners manual and its requirements regarding tire rotation.

Volkswagen Touareg

Larger vehicles such as the Touareg, and vehicles driven in a sporting fashion, will naturally exhibit increased tire wear rates.

Learn more about Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Volkswagen Tire Questions and Answers

, 2007 Volkswagen Jetta, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, Long Beach, CA

my car is about to hit 150k miles. does my transmission oil/fluid/seals need any service? someone said that jetta 07 never need to get service for that true?

i just hit 142k a...

car went dead, took couple of times to start EPC light came on continued home. Light went off when I turned car off and did not come back on when I restarted so could not go and check problem. Dro...

, 2010 Volkswagen Passat, Pickerington, OH

Purchased a used 2010 Passat Komfort with 112k. Didn’t test drive on freeway (shame on me) and soon discovered tires badly cupped on inside. Then discovered 2 wheels bent and 1 cracked! Order refur...

, 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio, Youngstown, OH

it moves freely, just moved car out of garage and then moved to center of driveway to check out my tires 4 air and went to put car in drive and it feels like the transmission linkage is missing

Every site tells me I need 15" wheel covers for my 2003 VW Jetta 2.0. I measure the wheel rim inside to inside diameter and get 16", but I am assuming the 15" fits this wheel somehow...