Replace Flat Tire with Spare Tire: 1988 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo Diesel

Volkswagen Golf Model Years - 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Find Spare Tire Kit - Locate all of the components for your spare tire jack kit

3. Access Spare Tire - Locate and remove the spare tire

4. Pre-Jack List - Things to do before jacking up vehicle

5. Position Jack - Assemble components and position jack

6. Raise Vehicle - Use the jack to safely raise the vehicle

7. Replace Jack - Secure jack kit components back in place

8. Flat Tire Tips - Tips on dealing with a flat tire

9. More Info. - Additional information on flat tires

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Video Description

Learn how to change a flat tire using the Volkswagen Golf spare tire kit. Make sure you are in a safe area that is level and free of traffic before attempting to fix a flat tire. This video shows you where the spare tire, jack and jack kit is located in your Golf how to assemble the components of the spare tile tool kit, how to replace the flat tire with your spare tire and safety precautions to take when using your jack. Most Volkswagen jack kits include the jack, a jack handle and a lug nut wrench. The video also shows how to put the 1988 Volkswagen Golf back in its original location.

Which way does the spare tire go on? The Golf spare tire should always be mounted with the valve stem (the thing you put air into) pointing out. If you cannot see the valve stem, the spare tire on Golf is mounted backwards. In addition, if your Golf has a donut spare (a small spare tire), then you should mount it on one of the rear wheels when you are in a safe area to do so. What is the maximimum speed for a spare tire? If your Golf has a donut spare, the maximum speed is likely 50 miles per hour. Some trucks have full-size spare tires, which would have the same speed limits as the other tires. How many miles can be driven on a spare tire? If it is a donut spare tire, you should not drive more than 50 miles on a donut spare tire.

While following the instructions provided in your Golf's owners manual and in this video will help minimize the risk of injury. The best way to avoid injury is to never get under your vehicle while it is jacked up. Remember also, that even if your car is jacked up properly, another car could hit it and knock it over; therefore, be sure to give careful consideration to your environment before raising your car.

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