1988 Volkswagen Jetta Tires

1988 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
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL Shop 175/70SR13 S 29 PSI/26 PSI
1988 Volkswagen Jetta Base Shop 175/70SR13 S 29 PSI/26 PSI
1988 Volkswagen Jetta Carat Shop 185/60HR14 H 29 PSI/29 PSI
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve Shop 205/55VR14 V 29 PSI/29 PSI

1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL

- Size: Shop 175/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/26 PSI

1988 Volkswagen Jetta Base

- Size: Shop 175/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/26 PSI

1988 Volkswagen Jetta Carat

- Size: Shop 185/60HR14

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve

- Size: Shop 205/55VR14

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

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

Affordable 1988 Volkswagen Jetta Tires

Shopping for tires can be overwhelming, but not when you're equipped with the right information. That's one reason it's a good idea to visit us when you're ready to buy new  1988 Volkswagen Jetta tires. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the tire shop of choice for Volkswagen Jetta tire options. Whether you need a tire that's designed to handle diverse terrain, improve fuel-efficiency, or take tight corners, you'll find good tires that match your budget.

View the tires Volkswagen recommends for 1988 Jettas, plus helpful information about Volkswagen Jetta tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. 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.”

Beyond the correct tire size, you also want to think about a couple of other things when getting new Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta 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!) It's not uncommon for drivers in states that experience all four seasons to buy more than one set of tires. one for summer and one for winter. It's a smart way to capitalize on Volkswagen Jetta's performance and safety throughout the year. 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 challenging the limits of your Volkswagen Jetta? 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 dirt, gravel, stone, sand, and more. A larger tire with stiff sidewalls and a wide tread pattern can help prevent punctures and encourage stability on bumpy roads. But if you're comfortable in the city and suburbs, 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're only a few clicks away from finding the right 1988 Volkswagen Jetta tire for your needs.

Tire Brands for Volkswagen Jettas

You have many great options for Volkswagen Jetta tire brands when you visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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 visionary from the get-go. Firestone recognized the untapped potential for auto tires, so he began testing and producing passenger, truck, and farm tires. The company can be credited for introducing the first all-rubber, non-skid tire in 1908! Firestone Tires has been dedicated to staying one step ahead of the competition since day one, all thanks to Harvey Firestone. Today, Firestone is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. They make 8,000 different tires for all sorts of vehicles — including 1988 Volkswagen Jettas.

You can't go wrong with Bridgestone for Volkswagen Jetta tires, too. 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, providing world-class service, tires, and more to communities worldwide. 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 1988 Volkswagen Jetta today!

Installing Volkswagen Jetta Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Buy 1988 Volkswagen Jetta tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you. Many stores are on weekends and into the evening to fit your schedule.

Recommended Tires for Your 1988 Volkswagen Jetta

What tires are best for a 1988 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

1988 Volkswagen Jetta Tire Q&A

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? 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.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta tires.

Volkswagen Jetta Tires Are Around the Corner

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!