It seems recently I've been getting an increase in phone calls for tires for the Volkswagen Eurovan. And they all start the same way: "Where can I find tires???"
Well, I'm here to tell you that there is hope. The issue with finding tires for this vehicle is that the tires need to have at least a 102 load range in order to carry the weight of the vehicle. In the O.E. tire size of 225/60R16, this can be very difficult. Check that, IMPOSSIBLE! The bad news is that all of the tires we carried in that size that had a 102 load rating have since been discontinued. The good news is that there's an alternate tire size that you can go with.
By going to a 235/60R16 size tire, you do have one option. It's the Kumho Road Venture APT KL51. This tire has a 104 load range, which is enough to carry the weight. Now, just because it's the only option doesn't mean it's a bad one. The KL51 has been getting good reviews from our customers for quite a while. I often recommend this tire to customers with trucks or bigger SUVs. But the most important thing is it can safely carry the weight of the van. As the saying goes, safety first!