If you mean, "Can I change a wheel, putting on a regular wheel rather than a space-saver wheel", then yes - as long as you have a wheel available, it's the same effort.
If you mean, "Can I dismount my punctured tire, repair it, and then put it back on the wheel", no.
Technically it's possible, but it needs a lot of specialist (read: expensive) equipment, ...
If you can get the flat tyre off your vehicle and install the spare then you can drive the flat down to the shop. It really isn't worth trying to break the bead and remove the tyre from the rim yourself. Of course, if you were to purchase both tyre and rim (with tyre mounted on the rim and balanced) then of course you could just take it home and replace the ...
Tires perfect lifetime considered about 6 years. Every year tires lose their qualities.
For example, I ride Dunlop winter tires since 2009 and I can feel how they became less efficient on snow, I can't trust them anymore on offroad.
So if you feel any changes in tires behavior - it's time to change them.
But small cracks are not really big deal, I think.
If all of the tires are the same diameter, it will be very difficult to tell the difference. Of course, in bad weather, it might not be a good thing. They say to put two new tires on the rear axle of good quality to avoid spinning out in extreme conditions.
One of my tires was looking air and had a look at it and found this as shown in photos. The other 3 are showing starting signs of the same thing happening. I called GoodYear and they directed me to their Auto Service Center and they offered to replace the tires w/ new ones w/ a discount of $70.99 off from $141.99. Note all 4 tires were installed by my ...
I've encountered something that looked almost exactly like this before and it was caused by brake pads getting so low that they got to metal on metal which threw little rusty bits all over the place.
The vehicle in question was fitted with painted alloy wheels with a metallic silver finish and a lacquer clear topcoat. I tried all ways to remove the rust ...
To remove iron oxide you can use vinegar,vinegar is acidic so it will disolve the oxide.
You need to be sure to rinse off the vinegar as it is corrosive to aluminium if it stay on for an extended time.
As others have said alloy wheel cleaner and some moderate elbow grease is the way to go - but you'll want to be careful with which cleaner, some cleaners are very harsh and looking at the pics there are places where the top lacquer of the alloy has been damaged and harsher cleaners risk further damage/corrosion. Avoid acid-based cleaners such as original ...
You need a dedicated alloy wheel cleaner. While almost any cleaner may remove some of the stain it may also damage the clear coat. Be sure to follow the instructions as most require the wheel to be cool and hosed off after application.
I have driven in India and i have the x-rays of two broken ribs to prove it.
I use the Tire calculator from tacomaworld.com to compare tires sizes, it is very handy.
You just enter size you have and the size you are thinking about buying and it will show your specs and an image of relative size differences.
You play with it until you get tires of ...
The last four digits are the age information and are only numbers.
"I know the last four digits are numbers-only because they tell when
the tire was manufactured, but on all tires I've seen any zeros in the
last four digits are indistinguishable from the capital O in "DOT"
(I cannot digest that statement, if you know the last 4 are numbers only then ...
From what you have described the repairs on this car were NOT performed properly and I agree, it's NOT SAFE to drive it in this condition. Get it towed to a qualified service facility and it sounds like the one who did the original work is not qualified.