Volkswagen Touran Service Manual: Cracking
|Cracking is the term for shallow cracks in the sidewall of
|They run starting from the bulge in the direction of the
tire shoulder. See Illustration for the mentioned components.
→ Fig. ""Components of a Tire"".
|The cause is the increase in material at the joints of the
|Cracking has no effect on
|Other characteristics of the tire.
|Cracks can be of varying visibility. Removing the tire from
the rim or an examination is not necessary.
|Modern steel belted tires are constructed with single-ply
sidewalls to save weight.
|The sidewall components consist of long strips before they
are joined together to form a tire. They must overlap at the
joints. Small irregularities/ripples form in the area of the
overlapping components. The overlaps are easier to see from the
outside due to the single-ply construction.
Heel and Toe Wear
What is a Flat Spot From Standing?
Terms like flat portion, flattening, are also used as a term
for flat spots from standing.
A wear spot is a flat spot on the tread of the tires that
can be caused by extreme braking maneuvers on subsurface such as
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