Compare 2008 Volkswagen GTI Tires

2008 Volkswagen GTI Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Volkswagen GTI 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
2008 Volkswagen GTI Base* Shop 225/40R18 H 35 PSI/35 PSI
2008 Volkswagen GTI Base* Shop 225/45R17 H 35 PSI/35 PSI
2008 Volkswagen GTI Base* Shop 225/45R17 W 35 PSI/35 PSI
2008 Volkswagen GTI Base* Shop 225/40R18 Y 35 PSI/35 PSI

2008 Volkswagen GTI Base*

- Size: Shop 225/40R18

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2008 Volkswagen GTI Base*

- Size: Shop 225/45R17

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2008 Volkswagen GTI Base*

- Size: Shop 225/45R17

- Speed Rating: W

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2008 Volkswagen GTI Base*

- Size: Shop 225/40R18

- Speed Rating: Y

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

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

Buy Tires for 2008 Volkswagen GTI

Finding the right tires can be quick and easy, especially when you have all the information you need to make a good decision. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  2008 Volkswagen GTI. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for  Volkswagen GTI tires for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Whether you want tire that's made to handle diverse terrain, improve fuel-efficiency, or take tight corners, you'll find the right tires for your vehicle and budget.

View the tires Volkswagen recommends for 2008 GTIs, plus useful info about Volkswagen GTI 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.”

Beyond the correct tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Volkswagen GTI tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. If you live in south Texas, you probably won't need heavy-duty winter tires. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of Volkswagen GTI snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

When thinking about your driving conditions, consider where you live (mountains vs. city vs. countryside) and the kind of weather can catch you off-guard. (Watch out Tornado Alley!) Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. It's one of the best ways to maximize their Volkswagen GTI's safety and performance from January to December. 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!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. Do you like taking your Volkswagen GTI far away from civilization? Hitting the road less traveled? If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. You'll want strong tires that can take on sand, stone, gravel, dirt, and more. You might even want a bigger tire with stiffer sidewalls and a wide tread pattern to help prevent punctures and maintain stability on bumpy roads. But if you're comfortable in the city and suburbs, a Volkswagen GTI tire that offers comfort, stability, and a quiet ride could be just what you need. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your vehicle. You can buy 2008 Volkswagen GTI tires online now!

Good Tire Brands for Volkswagen GTIs

You have many great options for Volkswagen GTI tire brands when you visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. Firestone and Bridgestone are two of the most popular. Firestone tires for Volkswagen GTIs always deliver! Harvey Firestone founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio in 1900. He was a visionary from the start. Firestone saw a future in automobile tires, so he began testing and producing passenger, truck, and farm tires. One of the company's pioneering efforts was the introduction in 1908 of 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. Firestone now makes about 8,000 different tires for all kinds of vehicles — including tires for 2008 Volkswagen GTIs.

Bridgestone is another top choice for Volkswagen GTI 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! It remains a global leader in tire technology and rubber products, [content-1-text-7-4] The company is a global leader in rubber products and tire technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. As Shojiro Ishibashi put it, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can find superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 2008 Volkswagen GTI and drive with peace of mind.

Volkswagen GTI Tire Rotation, Repair & More

We sell tires, but we also service them and care for all the around-the-wheel components. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. Shop 2008 Volkswagen GTI tires online and schedule an installation appointment. Many stores are open on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience.

Recommended Tires for Your 2008 Volkswagen GTI

What tires are best for a 2008 Volkswagen GTI? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Volkswagen GTI.

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
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
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

2008 Volkswagen GTI Tire Questions

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

  • Is Volkswagen tire inflation important? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Volkswagen GTI? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Volkswagen tires? Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Volkswagen GTI tires.

Get Tires for Your Volkswagen GTI

When it's time to buy new tires for your vehicle, turn to the skilled technicians at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Browse tires online and schedule an installation appointment today!