When it comes to making sure your Volkswagen’s tyres are in good nick, talk to us. Our priority is your safety, as well as the optimal performance of your Volkswagen. We’ll gladly health check your tyres, but also encourage you to check your tyre pressures, general wear and tear and tread depth once a month.
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. Therefore, we recommend that changes in tyre, size or type should not be undertaken without seeking advice from your local Vindis Volkswagen retailer.
Regular maintenance and correct replacement of your tyres is vital, there are three basic checks that you can do to help prolong the life of your tyres, reduce your fuel bills and CO2 emissions, and ensure your Volkswagen can brake, accelerate and corner properly.
Correct tyre pressures are vital to your safety on the road. Under-inflated tyres will affect the vehicles handling and grip, potentially causing irregular or unpredictable vehicle behaviour. They’re also much more likely to suffer from a dangerous blowout, especially on high-speed motorway journeys. By keeping your tyres at the recommend pressures, your running costs are also reduced as under-inflated tyres require a bigger force to make them turn, using more fuel. Additionally, tyres which are not set to their correct pressure will wear out quicker. So, to benefit from lower fuel bills, longer tyre life, increased safety and reduced CO2 emissions, make sure you check your tyre pressures at least once a month and before a long journey.
For help on how to find your pressures, please consult your Owners handbook or fuel filler flap.
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 the UK 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 £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre!
We’ll gladly check your tyres tread depth, but if you’d like to do it yourself all you need is 20p.
Checking that your tyres comply with the minimum tread depth regulations is easy and should be carried out on a regular basis, we recommend once a month. The most accurate method is to use a calibrated tread depth gauge, checking the depth in at least three points around the tyre.
If you don't have a calibrated tread depth gauge, a quick and easy way to check is by using a 20p coin. Simply place the coin into the main tread of your tyre. If the marked rim of the coin doesn’t totally disappear into the tread, your tyres may be illegal and should be checked by your local Volkswagen retailer.
If your tyres need to be replaced, we'll provide tyres of the same high quality as factory-fitted originals at competitive prices.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
The last two weeks have clearly been a difficult journey for everyone, and so we just wanted to let you know that when you need us, we are here for you.
Service and Maintenance
We are taking our commitment to the governments “stay home” strategy very seriously, but we are also balancing that with the fact that many of our loyal customers are key workers who may need us at any point to keep them mobile. It is for that reason, that we continue to run a number of multi-branded Service and Maintenance Hubs across the Vindis Group, providing safety and reassurance, as well as technical expertise to anyone who’s vehicle may suffer an issue. You can rest assured that if your vehicle visits our workshop our Covid-19 processes and standards remain in place; including arms-length vehicle handover, protection barriers inside every vehicle, and a sterilisation process conducted after our work is completed.
Sales & General Enquiries
For those of you who might want or need to talk to us about a new or used vehicle purchase, although our showrooms are physically closed, we are digitally open and have a team of people on hand eager to assist you however required. Whether that may be to talk you through your options at the end of your finance agreement, to aid you with finding your next car, or even just to run through some of the features and benefits of your current car, including the various Volkswagen Group Apps to make your car more connected then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Lifestyle & Information
And finally, should you just want to be kept up to date (or even be looking for a little bit of escapism), our digital channels are always online sharing content that we hope you find interesting and engaging – that includes entertainment for the kids too! From offering colouring competitions, sharing videos on how to stay safe when motoring, providing updates on new cars, and even a little insight into what makes our company different, we will be sharing all sorts over the coming weeks. So, they are definitely worth a follow and you’ll find full details below.
How to get in touch
Live chat – Our team is on hand to help with any queries you may have, whether that be regarding your current vehicle, the maintenance of your vehicle, or to discuss a new one, they’d love to hear from you.
Email – You will find a ‘message us’ button at the top right-hand side of our homepage, alternatively on each of our dealership pages. These emails are being monitored, and a member of the team will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
Social Media – You’ll find us on many social media platforms, simply click on your preferred channel below and join in the conversations:
Most importantly, stay safe and well during this time and know that no matter what, if you need us, we are here!