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General information on wheels and tyres (passenger cars)
General information on wheels and tyres (passenger cars)
By providing this information we want to help you make reliable and safe assessments when dealing with tyre damage and related problems.
In this chapter you will learn more about tyres and wheels/rims.
Tyres are high-tech products that are especially adapted to the requirements of modern vehicles.
As with all highly developed technical products, tyres require proper care, maintenance and service. This is essential to ensure safety, performance and comfort for the entire service life of the tyre.
Tyres are constantly being further developed. Quality tyres are the result of modern design methods and production processes, as well as continuous quality checks. All tyres that are recommended by Audi have been tested by the company's technical development and developed for each model in collaboration with the tyre manufacturers.
We recommend using only Audi Genuine Parts when replacing tyres and rims.
Vehicle safety is the top priority. An ideal safety compromise has to be achieved, taking into account the various conditions in which the tyres are used:
l  Different speed ranges,
l  Winter and summer driving conditions,
l  Wet and dry roads,
We recommend using only tyres that are additionally marked with „AO“. These tyres match the Audi models and their characteristics.
Every tyre is subjected to a wide range of different driving conditions over its entire service life. It is therefore important that the basic requirements for ensuring optimum tyre performance are met.
Proper wheel alignment is very important for ensuring the maximum service life of the tyre. The wheel alignment must always be within the specified tolerance range.
Information on wheel alignment → Running gear, four-wheel drive and front-wheel drive; Rep. gr.44.
Tyre damage and related problems can have various causes. It is therefore very important that you can determine whether the problem originates from the tyre itself or has been caused by other components.
The tyre properties change as a result of normal tyre wear. Rolling noises or rough running can be the result of such wear. These are simply the symptoms of normal wear and tear and do not constitute damage in the sense of the tyre being defective. You can take measures to eliminate the symptoms at least to some degree. However, in some cases it may not be possible to eliminate tyre noise completely.
Special models
Only some special models are included in the tables of the approval certificate. The retrofitting options for these vehicles correspond to the options for the basic model with the same engine.

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