2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test


2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Tire Swap

April 11, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

As the long-term clock on our VW Beetle winds down, we need to mount the original tires and wheels back on the car. Rather than wait for the car at Stoke's, our local tire shop, Magrath and I decided to do it ourselves at our own shop.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Had I known we were doing this, I probably would have chosen something other than a dress shirt with French cuffs in the morning. But what the heck, I'm up for a challenge.

Swapping wheels when you have a two-post Rotary lift is certainly easier than floor jacks. It only took us a few minutes per corner. I did fail, however, at keeping the shirt spotless. You can see a small smudge on the cuff in the picture above. But hey, that's all there was. My jeans, by comparison, were a mess.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 17,672 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in VA is:

$135 per month*
* Explanation
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