Questions tagged [spare-tire]

Spare tires or emergency wheels, also some times called "the fifth wheel", are a long-time common way to be prepared for a flat tire or wheel damage.

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Is it safe to drive with spare wheel but with proper tire?

I recently got a puncture and had to swap out the entire wheel. Luckily, the spare I had was a full size tyre, i.e.: not a skinny tyre like you sometimes see. It looks roughly like this: So, the ...
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Should the 5th wheel be included in the tire rotation?

I didn't see this question asked so thought it might make a good one. If you have a visible 5th wheel that is full size like the spare on a Jeep Wrangler should that spare be included in the tire ...
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Tire blowout, mounted spare on front of FWD vehicle

So I had a blowout on my front tire after hitting a fairly large pothole and immediately pulled into a side street and proceeded to change the front tire and put on the spare. The manual specifically ...
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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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Trailer tire gone — use spare or replace pair?

Some rebar popped a tire (ST205/75R14) on my dual axle 3500lb 26ft camping trailer. I'm not sure the year or mileage (bought the trailer used last year), but wear suggests the 4 tires have 60% of ...
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Spare tire usage

Can i still use my spare tire for a long time even though it was not use for almost 4 years and was just stock at the back of the car. My spare tire is just the same as the one that was installed.
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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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Left with a piece after changing the tire [PICTURE]

Someone put replace the front left tire with the spare one and left this outside :O What is this? It seems worn out a bit. Should I worry? Car: Mercedes 09 ML350
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Will putting a 5x115 lug pattern wheel on 5x114.3 fit?

If it fits, will driving with it cause any damage? It is intended as a full-size spare, though I might consider getting a full set in the future. The car is 2008 Hyundai Elantra SE. I'm finding no ...
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Where do I store spare tire?

I have a 2003 Mercedes-Benz C230k coupe, and I'm not sure where the spare goes or how to fit it Where do I store the spare tire on my 2003 Mercedes-Benz C230k coupe?
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Renault Master spare wheel - best place to keep it

I have a Renault Master 2003 MWB and I would like to put my spare tire outside the van. Has anyone found a way to make it fit underneath? What parts did you use for this? How about on the back door? ...
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Why does a tire have the same air pressure when mounted on the car and when not?

The other day I inflated my tires up to 34psi and then when I took one of them off the car. I measured the pressure again to check how much the difference was, and I was surprised that it was still 34 ...
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What is the difference between 245/75R16 and 265/70R16, and will it damage my car to drive with one smaller tire?

We bought a 1997 Chevy Suburban and recently put new tires on at Walmart. The associate there told us that we had the wrong size tires. Rather than worrying about different rim sizes or something I ...
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Are tyre repair kits a viable alternative for a spare wheel?

I would REALLY like to get rid of my spare wheel. The wheel is heavy and I need the spare wheel well for... other purposes. In my history of driving I never had to use the spare wheel, so it cost me a ...
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Can I disregard the sticker on my sparewheel?

This week I got a flat tire. I replaced the tire with my spare one. Since I own a Volkswagen the spare is a full size tire. The spare have a sticker on it that say don't go over 80km/h (50miles/h). ...
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Should the spare tyre be periodically replaced?

What are the dangers associated with using a spare tyre that is several years past expiry? I have seen people do this and live to tell the tale (a spare wheel manufactured in 2003 used to hobble an ...
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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 ...