Why a Spare Can Always Be Needed


Spares in bowling can be invaluable, providing an opportunity to compensate for missed strikes while maintaining an impressive average.

Select the ideal spare tire based on your individual needs and circumstances. A suitable spare should be in good condition and easily accessible, compatible with TPMS technology, and suitable for storage in the trunk of your car.

Choosing the Right Spare Tire

As many consumers don’t think much when purchasing a vehicle, few consider whether or not its spare tire has one and what kind of sparse it may be. However, one must understand the different types of light tires available as an emergency backup solution and how best to maintain them for use when needed.

Full Size MatchING A full-size spare tire is typically a regular-sized tire that matches all four other tires on your car and should be rotated together at regular intervals. This option is often recommended to drivers who spend a great deal of time driving long distances, providing optimal safety, handling, and peace of mind by having this tire in their trunk – however, this type may weigh down your trunk, reducing fuel economy, not to mention being more expensive than compact spares.


A space-saver spare tire is essentially a flat tire equipped with a jack that can be temporarily driven on while you wait for roadside assistance or your tire repair, though they should only be used temporarily and driven short distances while waiting. These tires should not be used long-term as they tend to wear out faster when exposed to high speeds or extended driving sessions, and punctures, impact bulges, or irregular tread wear could occur more easily with them than their more robust counterparts.

No matter which spare tire you select, it is crucial to remember to regularly inspect and maintain it to ensure it can provide support when needed. One effective method is checking tire pressure at regular intervals – temperature variations can significantly impact how fast tire pressure drops!

Spares typically last anywhere between seven to ten years when stored indoors; they may degrade more quickly if exposed to direct sunlight, and should they show any signs of wear, it would be wiser to replace rather than try to repair them.

Keeping Your Spare Tire in Good Condition

Your spare tire should be regularly inspected to ensure its good condition, protecting your safety, performance, and lifespan. While a spare provides temporary relief in the case of flat tires, its role is invaluable for getting you where you need to go so your regular tires can be fixed or replaced as quickly as possible.

Like any tire, the spare can be negatively affected by environmental conditions like heat, UV radiation exposure, or simply time. Therefore, you must regularly check its air pressure before embarking on long journeys, preferably before consulting an owner’s manual and tire professional to ensure maximum usage.

Your spare tire type should also be considered, with two common choices being full-size and compact donuts. A full-size spare tire typically functions as an exact match to be worked into regular rotation, extending tire lifespan; conversely, compact donut spares feature shallow tread depth and should only be used as temporary fixes.

At any rate, it’s always advisable to inspect a spare tire regularly for signs of dry rot or punctures, as these issues could prove potentially hazardous and require immediate resolution.

An easily accessible spare should always be stored in your vehicle’s trunk, which can easily be plugged in with its own jack and lug wrench for use during an emergency. Maintaining the excellent working conditions of this spare will give you peace of mind while helping ensure quick resumption of driving if needed.

Before purchasing a vehicle, it’s a wise idea to carefully consider your driving needs in frequency and type to ascertain whether having a spare will be cost-effective. Consider factors like frequency of usage and driving type when making this decision.

Keeping Your Spare Tire in Your Garage

Spare tires are essential to many drivers, yet not all cars have them. Fuel economy requirements, trunk space constraints, and safety concerns have led to more vehicles being sold without full-size spare tires or inflator/sealant kits that temporarily fix punctures until you can reach a service center. These are some of the factors at play here.

Even if you do not currently possess a spare tire, it is vitally essential that you store and maintain it correctly. Select a spot in your garage with consistent temperatures and away from moisture sources that could damage rubber or cause mold or mildew growth. In addition, check the air pressure regularly on the spare and consider replacing it if it becomes flat.

Consider where and the driving you do when deciding whether to purchase a car with a spare. If you regularly cover long distances between service stations or traverse rough roads, having an extra wheel could save hours or overnight stranded time and expensive towing fees.

Many vehicles can travel several miles using only their spare tire, but their speed should remain below 50 mph for safety. Regular inspection of inflation levels and tread wear should take place while having any leaking tires replaced professionally would also be advised.

If you decide to forego having a spare tire, make sure the vehicle comes equipped with a jack and lug wrench and has space in its trunk to store them. In case of flat tires, call roadside assistance or sign up with an auto club membership service such as AAA to be taken directly to a service center nearby.

Keeping Your Spare Tire in Your Car

An extra tire is a fantastic asset to any vehicle, helping avoid the hassle and expense of calling roadside assistance or being towed if a tire goes flat on a long trip. Furthermore, having one can save money over time as it will likely eliminate the need to use roadside assistance services in an emergency.

There are various spare tires on the market, making it essential for drivers to know what kind their car has and how best to utilize it. A compact spare, often known as a “doughnut spare,” can easily fit in your trunk, with speeds rated for around 50 miles per hour, allowing drivers to continue driving until reaching a repair shop.

An alternative option for full-size spare tires is providing one in the exact size and style as your regular tires, often found on SUVs or light trucks with higher centers of gravity – usually mounted with plain steel rims or with matching road wheels from your vehicle. This option may be helpful during longer trips due to its increased stability.

Some vehicles feature tire carriers, which allow a full-size spare tire to be stored conveniently at the rear. These devices, such as the first-generation Subaru Brat and Citroen Ami, are often found on SUVs and passenger cars.

No matter your spare, it must stay in good condition and ready for use. This includes making sure its tire has enough pressure. Ideally, check the spare’s air pressure at least once every month; its pressure may fluctuate over time just like your other tires do, so keeping a steady level can only help your spare remain ready and functioning at its best!

If you have questions about which spare is appropriate for your vehicle, contact New Motors immediately for expert guidance and help select an emergency spare part that meets all its specifications. We can ensure it remains fully maintained so it’s ready when needed.