Compare 1986 Volkswagen Jetta Tires

1986 Volkswagen Jetta Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Volkswagen Jetta 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
1986 Volkswagen Jetta Base* Shop 185/60HR14 H 29 PSI/29 PSI
1986 Volkswagen Jetta Base* Shop 175/70SR13 S 29 PSI/26 PSI
1986 Volkswagen Jetta GL Shop 175/70SR13 S 29 PSI/26 PSI
1986 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Shop 175/70SR13 S 29 PSI/26 PSI

1986 Volkswagen Jetta Base*

- Size: Shop 185/60HR14

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

1986 Volkswagen Jetta Base*

- Size: Shop 175/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/26 PSI

1986 Volkswagen Jetta GL

- Size: Shop 175/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/26 PSI

1986 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

- Size: Shop 175/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/26 PSI

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

Get the Right Tires for 1986 Volkswagen Jetta

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 come to see us when it's time to buy new tires for your 1986 Volkswagen Jetta. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for  Volkswagen Jetta tires for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Whether you want a tire that's built 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 1986 Jetta, plus useful info about Volkswagen Jetta tire size, tire inflation, and speed rating. Your vehicle can't drive correctly without the correct tires. As one of our tire technicians, Brianna, explains, "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.”

Apart from finding the right tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Volkswagen Jetta tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. If you live in south Texas, you probably won't need studded snow tires anytime soon. In Colorado, though, there's a good chance you'll want Volkswagen Jetta snow tires for a good portion of the year, and maybe even all-season tires for year-round comfort and versatility.

When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for winter and one for summer. That way, they can maximize their Volkswagen Jetta'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 Jetta 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 a tire that can handle gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. A larger tire with stiff sidewalls and a wide tread pattern can help prevent punctures and encourage stability on bumpy roads. But if you plan on sticking around town, a Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta tires online. You can buy 1986 Volkswagen Jetta tires online now!

Good Tire Brands for Volkswagen Jettas

You have so many options when it comes to tire brands that work for Volkswagen Jettas. Firestone and Bridgestone are two popular brands. Volkswagen Jetta Firestone tires are tires you can count on. Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900 in Akron, OH. He was a boundary-pusher from the beginning. Firestone saw a future in automobile tires, so he started making and testing truck, passenger, 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 is now one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles — including the 1986 Volkswagen Jetta.

Bridgestone is another top choice for Volkswagen Jetta tires. Shojiro Ishibashi founded The Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. in Japan in 1931. His company merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Today, Bridgestone Tires 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. 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 1986 Volkswagen Jetta and drive with peace of mind.

Installing Volkswagen Jetta Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Buy 1986 Volkswagen Jetta tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you. Many stores are open on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience.

Recommended Tires for Your 1986 Volkswagen Jetta

What tires are best for a 1986 Volkswagen Jetta? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Volkswagen Jetta.

Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Primewell PS830/850
PS830/850

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

1986 Volkswagen Jetta Tire Questions

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

  • Why check Volkswagen tire inflation? 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 numbers on my Volkswagen Jetta tires mean? 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!
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Volkswagen tires at home? 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 Jetta tires.

Buy New Volkswagen Jetta Tires

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!