VOLKSWAGEN GOLF IV

since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation



Foltsvagen Golf 4
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Exhaust system
+ 6. Ventilation and heating system
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets and power shafts
+ 10. Steering
- 11. Wheels and tires
   - 11.1. Instructions on operation of tires with the directed road drawing
      11.1.1. Durability of tires
      11.1.2. Style of driving
      11.1.3. Balancing of wheels
      11.1.4. Wrong corners of installation of wheels
      11.1.5. Indicators of wear of tires
   11.2. Gate check
   11.3. Shift of wheels
   11.4. Disks and tires
   11.5. Spare wheel
   11.6. Replacement of wheels
   11.7. Bolty-sekretki for fastening of wheels
   11.8. Antisliding chains
   11.9. Car raising
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment and electroschemes










11.1.5. Indicators of wear of tires

GENERAL INFORMATION

In flutes of drawing of a protector of tires there are "indicators of wear of tires" in height 1,6 mm located at right angle to the direction of progress of the tire. These indicators in quantity from six to eight (depending on firm manufacturer) are placed through equal distances on a tire circle. Markers on боковине tires (for example the letters "TWI" or the pictogram in the form of a triangle) show a site of indicators of wear of tires.


Prevention

Intensive wear of tires is promoted by a sports manner of driving, intensive accelerations and sharp braking.

Tires can be maintained before achievement of depth of a profile of 1.6 mm, that is flutes of a profile should have depth on all surface of the tire not less than 1.6 mm. However with a view of safety it is recommended to make change of tires at depth of a profile of 2 mm.

Tires M+S on snow have sufficient coupling with the road at depth of a profile not less than 4 mm.

It is necessary to survey the tire on existence of cuts and to establish their depth. If cuts reach a cord, the steel cord will be корродировать from getting moisture.

Tires should be replaced the latest when their protectors are worn-out up to wear indexes.

Worn-out tires do not provide, especially at movement with high speed on the wet road, necessary coupling with a paving. Besides, at worn-out tires there comes hydroplaning (loss of coupling with a wet paving) much quicker.