Questions tagged [donut]

The donut is a small, compact a spare tire.

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Can I put an inner tube on my space-saver spare wheel/donut?

My Space-Saver spare wheel (doughnut or mini-spare) no longer holds air so I am thinking about putting an inner tube in it. Can I do this?
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Replacing donut spare on 2008 Toyota Prius

I recently had a flat tire (right front) on my 2008 Toyota Prius. The original donut spare, never used before, was used to replace it and I continued my 30 mile journey home, highway driving, before ...
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Fix-a-flat or spare tire?

I have a 2012 Mazda3 that I recently discovered has a leaky tire. The pressure light came on yesterday, and we located the low pressure and added 10-15psi. This morning I drove to work, but the ...
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How often should donut tire be replaced? [duplicate]

How often should a donut tire be replaced.... every 6 years, 10 years? Something else? I am not asking about a full sized spare tire, that is, one that is exactly like the four tires you normally ...
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Can I use a different size donut spare tire for my 97 Accord?

My 1997 Honda Accord came with a 115/70/14 donut spare tire. I had to use it for the first time recently, and it is now totally dead and needs to be replaced. I looked on Ebay and there are a few ...
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Why limit spare tire/donut mileage?

Why do manufacturers put warning on their spare tire/donuts? Its usually something along the lines of "Do not drive more that 50 miles." I have definitely far exceeded 50 miles on a donut. Not to ...
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How long can I drive on a donut spare?

This is a pretty common question and I get a lot of conflicting responses from "Extremely dangerous could blow out at any minute" to "I've driven on it for a month". A mechanic at midas told me I ...