Compare 2012 Volkswagen GTI Tires

2012 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
2012 Volkswagen GTI Base* Shop 225/40R18 H 38 PSI/38 PSI
2012 Volkswagen GTI Base* Shop 225/40ZR18 Y 38 PSI/38 PSI

2012 Volkswagen GTI Base*

- Size: Shop 225/40R18

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 38 PSI/38 PSI

2012 Volkswagen GTI Base*

- Size: Shop 225/40ZR18

- Speed Rating: Y

- 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 GTI

Shopping for tires can be overwhelming, but not when you're equipped with the right information. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  2012 Volkswagen GTI. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for Volkswagen tires in all sizes, for all seasons. Whether you want tire that's made to improve fuel economy, take tight corners, or handle off-road terrain, you'll find affordable tires that get the job done.

View the recommended tires for your 2012 Volkswagen GTI, plus helpful information about Volkswagen GTI tire size, tire inflation, and speed rating. 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, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Volkswagen GTI tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. If you live in Florida, you probably won't need heavy-duty winter tires. 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 set for winter, one set for summer. It's one of the best ways to maximize their Volkswagen GTI's safety and performance from January to December. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. Do you enjoy pushing your Volkswagen GTI to the limits? Going where no vehicle has gone before? 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 tires that can stand up to 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 mostly drive around the city, a Volkswagen GTI tire that offers a smooth, quiet ride might be exactly 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 GTI tires online. You're only a click or two away from a new set of 2012 Volkswagen GTI tires.

Tire Brands for Volkswagen GTIs

Firestone Complete Auto Care has plenty of good Volkswagen GTI tire brands for you to choose from. Firestone and Bridgestone are two popular brands. Firestone tires for Volkswagen GTIs are always ready to get the job done! Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900 in Akron, OH. He was a visionary from the start. Firestone saw a future in automobile tires, so he began testing and producing farm, truck, and passenger tires. Fun fact: in 1908, Firestone's company introduced the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Firestone Tires has been dedicated to staying one step ahead of the competition since day one, all thanks to Harvey Firestone. Firestone is now one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles — including the 2012 Volkswagen GTI.

Bridgestone is another top choice for Volkswagen GTI tires. In 1931, Shojiro Ishibashi founded The Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. in Japan. In 1990, the company merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Today, Bridgestone Tires has more than 55,000 employees and 50 production facilities throughout the Americas. The company remains an international leader in tire and rubber technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. As Shojiro Ishibashi said, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." What are you waiting for? If you want to drive with peace of mind, buy Bridgestone tires for a 2012 Volkswagen GTI today!

Volkswagen GTI Tire Rotation, Repair & More

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. Shop 2012 Volkswagen GTI tires online and schedule an installation appointment. Many stores are open on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience.

Recommended Tires for Your 2012 Volkswagen GTI

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

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter
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 Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

2012 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? The right tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Volkswagen GTI tires? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your Volkswagen tires!
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Volkswagen tires at home? 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.

Volkswagen GTI Tires Are Around the Corner

Let's get you rolling on new tires. Shop online and scheduled an installation appointment today. All tire discounts and coupons are automatically applied online!