It is not unusual to find yourself in a difficult situation with a flat or deflated tire while you were driving quietly your Volkswagen New Beetle. Many options are available to you at this time, including the option to replace your wheel. To do so, it is important to know where your spare tire is. On this page, we will explain where to find your spare tire on your Volkswagen New Beetle as well as the various possible alternatives in terms of troubleshooting.

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Spare wheel location on my Volkswagen New Beetle

The location of the spare tire on your Volkswagen New Beetle can vary depending on the year of manufacture. Most of the time, you will find it under the trunk, accessible from the inside of the trunk, or in some cases accessible from the outside by unscrewing the lugs in the trunk of your Volkswagen New Beetle. Sometimes it may be found under the hood, but this is unusual.

If you require to change the spare wheel on your Volkswagen New Beetle, we suggest you to look at our article on the subject:

  • How to replace a wheel on a Volkswagen New Beetle

It is also possible that you do not have a conventional spare wheel available. Here are the different options available to you:

Different spare wheels or different ways to repair your Volkswagen New Beetle

The spare wheel on my Volkswagen New Beetle:

This small wheel, usually known as a wafer, is less bulky than a conventional wheel. It has the benefit of taking up less space on your Volkswagen New Beetle, but at the expense of its level of resistance. In fact, it is only utilized in case of emergency, we recommend that you do not drive more than a few kilometers and that you do not exceed 80km/h because it’s not designed to resist too high speeds. Go to the closest garage as soon as possible. Also, be careful when cornering, as your Volkswagen New Beetle will be slightly uneven because it’s thinner than the other wheels previously in place. Also make sure that the pressure of your wheel disc is checked regularly to avoid keeping an useless spare wheel on your Volkswagen New Beetle.

The complete wheel:

This is a wheel similar to the one you currently have in place. Logically, you can put it in place and drive normally. Be cautious, make sure that it is actually identical to the wheels already in place on your Volkswagen New Beetle.

The anti puncture kit on my Volkswagen New Beetle:

As its name suggests, this one will allow you to fix a small puncture (with a coagulant liquid) and to re-inflate in the short term (using a small compressor that you link up to the cigarette lighter) in order to drive to the closest garage with your Volkswagen New Beetle. Be careful however, you cannot drive indefinitely with this system. We recommend that you do not exceed 80km/h and about 200km in order not to take risks. Naturally, if you notice a too big opening in the tire of your Volkswagen New Beetle, do not take unnecessary risks, the kit will not be able to repair everything. If the hole is bigger than 5 millimeters, it will be very difficult to plug it, because the air pressure is too high.

Conclusion on my Volkswagen New Beetle:

Here is some information on the location of the spare tire on your Volkswagen New Beetle and the different options available to you in terms of repairing. You should also know that, by law, it is not mandatory to have a spare tire on your Volkswagen New Beetle. However, we highly recommend that you equip yourself with one so that you do not find yourself in a complicated situation. You should also take care to maintain the tyres of your Volkswagen New Beetle, for obvious safety causes, but also because it’s reprehensible by law with a fine of up to 400€ or even immobilisation of your Volkswagen New Beetle. So be careful.

If you need more guides on the Volkswagen New Beetle, go to our Volkswagen New Beetle category.