Volkswagen (VW) Tyre Repair & Replacement

VW-LogoVolkswagen is the people’s car (quite literally when you translate the term!) company. First established in Nazi Germany, and then reformed after the second world war, VW is now one of the most popular car manufacturers in the world, with models such as the Golf, Passat and Polo ubiquitous on our roads. Here at Roadrunner Mobile Tyres, we’re regularly called to fit replacements or undertake general repair on Volkswagen treads. To give you an idea of what tyres you should be looking for, here’s our guide to tyre types for some of the most popular VWs in Australia.

Popular VW Cars

VW Beetle

If a competition were held to find the world’s most iconic car, the VW Beetle could well take home the honours. The original Beetle ceased production in 2003, being replaced by the ‘New Beetle’, but now the old name is back, and the German manufacturers haven’t made any compromises on the vehicle's classic shape. Tyre sizes for Beetles range from 165/80R15 to 235/35R20.

VW Golf

Volkswagen’s signature hatch has been regularly updated over the years, but retains its reputation as a nippy city car, which is also ideal for family travel. The standard, newer-model Golf will accommodate tyres sized between 195/65R15 and 225/45R17, depending on your driving style. Of course, the Golf is also available in a wagon version, although these will also fit 225/45R17s, as will the sportier performance GTI, for extra grip on the wet and around those tight corners.

VW Jetta

The Jetta is VW’s most popular model worldwide. Available in sedan or wagon form, VW Jettas have been putting in the hard miles on Aussie roads for almost 40 years now. It’s seen as a safe option that hardly sets the world alight, but sometimes you need that in a car, especially when travelling with kids. Well-proportioned and attractively priced, the Jetta fits tyres ranging from 175/70R13 to 225/35R19, depending on your driving style and model.

VW Passat

Available as a sedan or a wagon, but perhaps most recognisable in its wagon form, the Passat offers the efficiency you’d expect with any German car, while the newer models refuse to compromise on sleek, attractive design. The B6 and B7 are the most common models you’ll see out on our roads, although the brand new B8 is rapidly catching up with its parking assistance, traffic alerts and other handy technology. Available tyre sizes for the Passat range from 175/70R14 to 235/35R20, with the standard somewhere in between.

VW Polo

The Polo has now been in production since the 1970s, and its popularity shows no sign of waning; the fifth instalment of the marque won ‘World Car of the Year’ in 2010. Available as a hatch or sedan, the Polo is an extremely versatile vehicle and is an ideal option for a first car. Safety-conscious drivers will look to fit tyres sized 185/60R14, although the sedan might need something a little thicker and with more grip: 205/45R16 or something similar would suffice. Like the Golf, the Polo also comes in a performance GTI version, for those who fancy something a little more stylish.

VW Performance cars

VW Golf R

The Golf R, with eye-catching bumper design, comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, with 225/40R18 tyres to really make you stand out on the roads. It also has a 2.0 litre engine and 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox, so it can really move!

Scirocco R

The Scirocco was discontinued in the early ‘90s, but has been reintroduced with a vengeance in recent years in the guise of the powerful Scirocco R. This model can fit tyres sized between 175/70R13 and 235/30R20, and you’ll certainly need that extra grip and flexibility if you’re to get the most out of this car’s impressive 276bp. If you have any burning questions about your VW’s tyres, or you can just smell burning rubber, get in touch with us here at Road Runner - we can help!

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  • How does the service operate?

    Road Runner Mobile Tyres are a full service mobile tyre business and we supply, fit and balance new tyres. We also undertake wheel alignments on site. Our mobile vans bring the new tyres with them to the job site and remove the old tyres once the job is completed.

  • Who is Road Runner Mobile Tyres?

    Road Runner Mobile Tyres are Australia’s largest mobile tyre business, operating 7 days a week in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. SuperCheapAuto and Road Runner Mobile Tyres have joined forces to supply SuperCheapAuto customers with the best tyre solution possible.

  • Are my tyres covered by warranty?

    Tyres purchased from this website will be either Kumho or Pirelli tyres, and information regarding both manufacturers is available on their web sites.

  • What happens if I have ordered the wrong tyre size?

    You are strongly advised to double check the tyre size before confirming your order. In the event that the tyre size is incorrect, or the pattern is not appropriate, a fee may be charged to cover costs of replacement and also the cost of the correct tyre may be different from the tyre ordered.

  • Is there any additional costs?

    There are no additional costs to those paid when ordering the tyres, unless additional tyres or services are ordered once Road Runner Mobile Tyres are onsite.

  • Can wheel alignments be done on-site?

    Road Runner Mobile Tyres do wheel alignments onsite. All that is required is a reasonably flat surface that is dry for us to undertake a wheel alignment. Wheel alignments are recommended for any purchase of 4 tyres.

  • What happens if I miss my appointment time?

    Road Runner Mobile Tyres will confirm appointment times 24 hours prior to the agreed fitting time. In the event that the appointment time is not able to be kept, a subsequent time will be scheduled.

  • How long does it take to do the work?

    In the event that we are fitting 4 tyres and doing a wheel alignment, we allow 2 hours for this work. For 2 tyres, we allow 1 hour once we are onsite.

  • What type of vehicles can have tyres fitted?

    Road Runner Mobile Tyres can fit all tyres up to 24 inch in rim size. This covers all passenger cars, 4WD’s and most light commercial vehicles. Road Runner Mobile Tyres does not fit truck, tractor or motor-bike tyres.