2012 Volkswagen Golf Tires

2012 Volkswagen Golf Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Volkswagen Golf tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
2012 Volkswagen Golf Base Shop 195/65R15 H 34 PSI/34 PSI
2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI Shop 225/45R17 H 38 PSI/38 PSI

2012 Volkswagen Golf Base

- Size: Shop 195/65R15

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 34 PSI/34 PSI

2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI

- Size: Shop 225/45R17

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 38 PSI/38 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Get the Right Tires for 2012 Volkswagen Golf

Buying new tires can be easy and quick, especially when you're equipped with quality information from the tire experts that know! That's why you should come to see us when it's time to buy new tires for your 2012 Volkswagen Golf. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the tire shop of choice for Volkswagen Golf tire options. Whether you want tire that's made to improve fuel economy, take tight corners, or handle off-road terrain, you'll find good tires that match your budget.

View Volkswagen-recommended tires for your 2012 Golf, plus important information about Volkswagen Golf tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Take it from one of our tire technicians, Brianna: "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Other than getting the proper tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Volkswagen Golf tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. If you live in Louisiana, you probably won't need studded snow tires anytime soon. Washington state or Montana is a different story, though. If you live in a state with some extreme seasonal shifts, you might want to switch between winter tires and all-season tires for the best performance.

Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. That way, they can maximize their Volkswagen Golf's performance during both seasons. Other drivers prefer to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. Do you enjoy pushing your Volkswagen Golf to the limits? Going where no vehicle has gone before? If you're a diehard off-roader, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't leave the paved path. You'll want tires that can stand up to gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. You might even want a bigger tire with stiffer sidewalls and a wide tread pattern to help prevent punctures and maintain stability in uneven road conditions. But if you plan on sticking around town, a Volkswagen Golf tire that offers comfort, stability, and a quiet ride could be just what you need. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Volkswagen Golf tires online. You can buy 2012 Volkswagen Golf tires online now!

Volkswagen Golf Tire Brands

Firestone Complete Auto Care has plenty of good Volkswagen Golf tire brands for you to choose from. Firestone and Bridgestone are two of the most popular. Firestone tires for Volkswagen Golfs are always ready to get the job done! The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio by Harvey Firestone. He was a passionate inventor from the beginning. Firestone recognized the overwhelming potential for automobile tires, so he started producing and testing passenger, truck, and farm tires. Fun fact: in 1908, Firestone's company introduced the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Firestone Tires has been passionate about leading the industry since day one, thanks to Harvey Firestone's industrious spirit. Today, Firestone is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. They make 8,000 different tires for all sorts of vehicles — including 2012 Volkswagen Golfs.

Bridgestone is another top choice for Volkswagen Golf tires. Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931 and merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Bridgestone Tires now has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! The company remains an international leader in tire and rubber technology, delivering outstanding tires, service, and more to drivers worldwide. In the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can find superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 2012 Volkswagen Golf and drive with peace of mind.

Installing Volkswagen Golf Tires

We sell tires, but we also service them and care for all the around-the-wheel components. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Shop 2012 Volkswagen Golf tires online and schedule an installation appointment. Many stores are open late and on weekends to better fit your busy schedule.

Recommended Tires for Your 2012 Volkswagen Golf

What tires are best for a 2012 Volkswagen Golf? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Volkswagen Golf.

Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell All Season
All Season

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
Blizzak WS80

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone DriveGuard
DriveGuard

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk AS
Firehawk AS

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Primewell PS830/850
PS830/850

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell PS890 Touring
PS890 Touring

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Potenza RE71R
Potenza RE71R

  • None
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS
Potenza RE980AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza S-04 PP
Potenza S-04 PP

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Primewell Valera Sport AS
Valera Sport AS

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

2012 Volkswagen Golf Tire Q&A

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Volkswagen Golf tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Why does Volkswagen tire inflation matter? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Volkswagen Golf? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Volkswagen tire numbers.
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Volkswagen tires? All you need is a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Volkswagen Golf tires.

Buy New Volkswagen Golf Tires

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