VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
+ Maintenance instruction
+ 1. Maintenance
+ 2. Engines
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Engine management
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Transmission
- 8. Running gear
   + 8.1.2. Depreciation rack
   + 8.2. Back suspension bracket
   - 8.3. Wheels and tires
      8.3.2. Instructions on operation of tires
      8.3.3. Check of the gate
      8.3.4. Shift of wheels
      8.3.5. Disks and tires
      8.3.6. Spare wheel
      8.3.7. Replacement of wheels
      8.3.8. Bolty-sekretki for fastening of wheels
      8.3.9. Antisliding chains
      8.3.10. Car raising
+ 9. Steering
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

8.3. Wheels and tires

8.3.1. General information


On the Passat cars install ся tubeless radial tires and disks of various sizes.

Keep in mind, at the choice of a disk it is necessary to consider not only diameter and width of a disk, but also distance from a landing surface to the line of symmetry of a disk.

Originally new tires do not provide their sufficient coupling with a paving yet; the first 100 km it is necessary to move with a moderate speed and with extra care – during this period of the tire "are arrived". Successful implementation of this process promotes increase in service life of tires.

Depending on design features and the drawing of a protector of tires, height of the drawing of a protector of new tires varies on separate models of tires and manufacturers.

From time to time tires in use are subjected to tests on durability (what punctures, cuts, gaps and swellings can be result). It is necessary to delete foreign matters from a protector of tires regularly.

To avoid damages of tires and rims, it is necessary to overcome slowly and whenever possible at right angle curbstones and other similar obstacles.

Often tires and disks have the hidden damages. Emergence of unusual vibration or withdrawal of the car can indicate damage of the tire aside. If there is a suspicion that the tire has damage, it is necessary to reduce speed immediately! Check tires for absence of damage (cracks, swellings, etc.). If no external damages are revealed, slowly and carefully follow to the nearest service enterprise Volkswagen for careful check of a condition of tires.

It is necessary to avoid contact of tires with oils, lubricants and fuel.

Instead of the lost dustproof caps it is necessary to put new caps immediately.

Before removal of wheels it is necessary to make the corresponding marks on them at the return installation it was possible to keep the former direction of rotation of tires.

The removed wheels and tires should be stored in a pure and dry state, whenever possible in the dark room. The tires which are not mounted on disks should be stored in vertical position.

Before removal of wheels increase pressure in tires by 0,3–0,5 bars.