Volkswagen Workshop Manuals
Eos (1F7) V6-3.2L (BUB) (2008)
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Tires: Description and Operation
Flat Spots in Tires from Standing
What is a flat spot from standing?
Terms like flat portion, flattening, are also used as a term for flat spots from standing.
Flat spots from standing cause vibration, like an incorrectly balanced wheel. It is important to recognize a flat spot in the tread from standing as such!
Flat spots from standing cannot be corrected by balancing, and can occur again at any time under various circumstances. Flat spots from standing can
‹› Wear spots due to wheel lock are irreparable! Tires with such damage must be replaced.
Causes of flat spots from standing:
‹› The vehicle stands for several weeks in a location without being moved.
‹› Tire pressure is too low.
‹› The vehicle was placed in a paint system drying cabinet after painting.
‹› The vehicle was parked with warm tires in a cold garage or similar for a long time. In this case, a flat spot can develop overnight.
Flat Spots, Correcting
‹› Flat spots cannot be removed from tires with workshop equipment.
‹› Such flat spots can be driven out only by driving the car until the tires are warm.
‹› We do not recommend the following method during cold or winter weather.
Check and correct the tire pressure as necessary.
Drive the vehicle on the highway, if possible.
If the traffic and road conditions permit, drive at a speed of 120 km/h to 150 km/h for a distance of 20 to 30 km.
‹› Observe valid traffic laws and speed limits during the road test!
Raise the vehicle immediately after the drive.
Remove wheels from vehicle.
Balance the wheels on the stationary balancing machine. Refer to => [ Stationary Balancing Machine ] See: Service and Repair/Stationary
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