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Hi guys,

I am just getting used to the new vehicle.

However, I have only just looked under the boot tray and was surprised to find a spare wheel/tyre. I thought that run flats were used on this vehicle (so didn't expect to have a spare tyre). Also, I read somewhere that it was an optional extra having a spare tyre.

Does that mean when the tyres are worn I can just get normal ones? £115 vs. £160 + a corner!!

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Hi PWVWT2017,

My understanding is VW fit fit self seal tyres now and only to cars that do not have a spare wheel. So if you have a spare wheel I would check what type of tyre you have fitted and not presume they are self seal or run flat.
 

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Guys....... The tyres are self sealing as you say 'DeT'.....'even' with spare wheel in the boot.......and the self seal does work as I unfortunately had a 4" nail embedded in my rear near side..... pulled it out no prob's, which is reassuring ;) :)
 

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Mine are Pirelli Scorpion Verde and under the Pirelli logo is a symbol and the words seal inside. Hope this helps to confirm/check if you have self seal tyres.
 

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Hi all,

I checked and I have the Conti-seal tyres...

Plus have a spare in the boot, appearing to take up a lot of room!.

To be honest, the boot doesn't look as big as I thought and I am wondering whether by having the spare wheel, mould and kit, this must eat up a lot of litres. Can anyone confirm if the 615 litres they calculate is without a spare? By the way, my seats are all the way forward also. Looks like you can take out the mould, spare, side dividers and the shelf to make the boot a whole lot bigger.

Why would I need the spare if I have Conti-seal tyres, when these must replicate run flats?

I wouldn't throw this away of course - instead, store it safely somewhere.

Cheers!
 

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PWVWT2017 said:
Hi all,

I checked and I have the Conti-seal tyres...

Plus have a spare in the boot, appearing to take up a lot of room!.

To be honest, the boot doesn't look as big as I thought and I am wondering whether by having the spare wheel, mould and kit, this must eat up a lot of litres. Can anyone confirm if the 615 litres they calculate is without a spare? By the way, my seats are all the way forward also. Looks like you can take out the mould, spare, side dividers and the shelf to make the boot a whole lot bigger.

Why would I need the spare if I have Conti-seal tyres, when these must replicate run flats?

I wouldn't throw this away of course - instead, store it safely somewhere.

Cheers!
Crossed fingers hopefully it may never happen...... :idea: :arrow: :arrow: But what if you have an unfortunate accident trying to avoid something..ie hitting a kerb or object in the road and you seriously damage the wheel by buckling it or a total blowout in the middle of no-where...yes I suppose you could call out breakdown for the blowout...but could they source a wheel that quick :?: :?: ...just a thought.
 

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As I have winter Nokians WR SUV3 (non self seal) now on the rims and my factory fit summer 255/55R18 Pirelli Scorpions Verde are in the garage I can 100% confirm they are self seal.
If anyone wants I can pop in the garage and take a photo how it looks from inside the tyre.
 

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As promised

Tire Furniture Automotive tire Table Tread


As you see the sidewall is not protected. Only a tread pattern area has that sealing layer.

More details on this here
 

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^thanks Slim.

My understanding is that they are slightly better than run flats, but harder to come by.

Do you have a spare tyre in your boot or have you removed this? Uses up a hell of a lot of room.

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PWVWT2017 said:
Do you have a spare tyre in your boot or have you removed this? Uses up a hell of a lot of room.
Yep, driving with the spare tyre especially now when on winter tyres. Better to be safe than sorry, even having VW Driverline.
 

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Just been and checked my fitted Hankook tyres and shows up on the sidewall as "seal guard" ...so presume the same self seal benefit as the Contis etc?
 

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^ Sounds exactly the same! I had never heard of self-sealing tyres until now.

Still can't let this loss of 100 litres plus go!! The majority of the time it won't be a problem though, but when going away in the UK it would be mighty handy to have the extra room.
 
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