What Not To Do: Driving/Towing on Flat Tires

You’re stuck somewhere with a flat tire, you don’t have a spare – if you’re an old VW owner, it has happened at some point – and don’t feel like calling for an overpriced towing service. We understand.

Do it anyway. Or at least, if you tow it with its tires on the ground, know that you’re going to have to buy new rims in addition to the tires. No vehicle likes doing this, but old VW rims just aren’t made to take that kind of punishment. Case in point: we took a few photos of what a VW rim looks like after twenty miles of driving on a flat.

After photo of a rim that was driven on

Well, we took a photo of what was left. Remember, this was a whole rim before the towing. We’d need to take a photo of the highway to show you the rest…

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