Every vehicle can be equipped with a spare tire, no matter what the make or model is. If the spare tire is lost or damaged, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. Spare tires are usually forgotten about until something happens and they are needed. It is recommended to keep the spare tire in as good of condition as possible. This is because you can rest assured that the spare tire can be used incase a regular tire goes flat when you are driving. Inspecting the spare tire regularly is the most important thing you can do. 

Inspect the spare tire for your vehicle

Maintenance to the spare tire is just as important as the maintenance that is done for the regular tires. This can help ensure the spare tire will be ready use for when you might need it. Make sure that the air inflation is up to the recommended amount. Usually people will forget about the pressure of the spare tire until it is needed. Air can seep out of the spare tire over time. This is mostly because of the temperature changes, where it is stored, and how it is stored. The spare tire should also be inspected for any damage, punctures, or blisters that might be on it. If you are unsure if there is an issue with the spare tire, make sure to bring it in. We can inspect the tire so it can be as reliable as possible for when you may need to use it.

Use caution when driving on a spare

If you have a flat tire and need to put the spare on, always drive with caution. A spare tire should only be used as a temporary fix. Spare tires should never be used as a replacement tire for your vehicle. The spare tire should only be driven on for a maximum of fifty miles. The spare tire should also be driven below fifty miles per hour. Typically, this is an adequate amount of time to get to a place where the regular tire can be fixed or replaced. How fast and how far you drive is important to know if you are driving on a spare. This is because spare tires typically do not have good traction on them. It is also recommended to drive on back roads or roads that are traveled on less.

Types of Spare tires can vary 

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, different types of spare tires may be used. Some vehicles or trucks can be equipped with a full size spare tire. A spare that is full sized is a regular size wheel and tire. This is usually a steel wheel or an actual alloy wheel that is equipped with a performance tire for it. If the spare tire is lost or damaged on the vehicle, bring it in. We can help to recommend the type of spare tire that is best for your vehicle.