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Checking tyre condition Volkswagen Bora 2001 - 2003 Petrol 1.8

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Volkswagen Bora 2001 - 2003  | 1.8 Checking tyre condition

  • time 10 minutes
  • difficulty 1
The original tyres have tread wear safety bands (B), which will appear when the tread depth reaches approximately 1.6 mm. The band positions are indicated by a triangular mark on the tyre sidewall (A)
Alternatively, tread wear can be monitored with an inexpensive device known as a tread depth indicator gauge
Tyre shoulder wear is caused by underinflation, incorrect wheel camber (worn suspension parts), or hard cornering
Tyre centre wear is caused by overinflation
Uneven tyre wear is caused by unbalanced wheels, worn/broken suspension parts, or incorrect wheel alignment. If you need to change a wheel, click below
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Roadside wheel change

1 Some of the details shown here will vary according to model
Warning: Do not change a wheel in a situation where you risk being hit by another vehicle. On busy roads, try to stop in a lay-by or a gateway. Be wary of passing traffic while changing the wheel - it is easy to become distracted by the job in hand.
The spare wheel and tools are stored in the luggage compartment. Release the retaining strap, and lift out the jack and wheel changing tools from the centre of the wheel.
Unscrew the retainer and lift out the wheel.
For safety, chock the diagonally opposite wheel – a couple of large stones will do for this.
Use the wire hook and wheel brace to remove the wheel trim. Where applicable, the hook can be used to remove the small central trim or wheel bolt caps.
Slacken each wheel bolt by half a turn.
Locate the jack below the reinforced point on the sill (don’t jack the vehicle at any other point of the sill) and on firm ground, then turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is raised clear of the ground.
Unscrew the wheel bolts (using the box spanner provided) and remove the wheel. Fit the spare wheel, and screw in the bolts. Lightly tighten the bolts with the wheelbrace then lower the vehicle to the ground.
Securely tighten the wheel bolts in the sequence shown then refit the wheel trim/hub cap. Stow the punctured wheel back in the spare wheel well. Note that the wheel bolts should be tightened to 120 Nm (89 Ibf ft) at the earliest possible opportunity.
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