Your Volkswagen tyres

It’s very important to make sure that you fit the right tyres, as the original tyres on your Volkswagen are determined by joint consultation and extensive testing between the car and tyre manufacturers. This includes many aspects of the vehicle characteristics including road noise, fuel consumption and vehicle handling.

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Tread depth

Adequate tread depth is essential to your safety as the tyre tread helps to remove water from the road surface allowing your tyre to grip the road. As your tyre tread depth wears down, its ability to remove water and grip in the wet is reduced, compromising your safety.

The legal minimum tread depth for a car tyre in Ireland is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the tyre around its entire circumference.

Driving on tyres which fail to meet this regulation is not only dangerous but illegal and can result in fines of up to €60 and two penalty points.