A spare tire should always be inspected when it is recommended. This way you can help to ensure it is in the best condition if or when you need it for your vehicle to drive. A regular tire always has the chance to become flat or blow out. Even with proper maintenance, accidentally hitting something sharp can cause damage to it. You will always want to follow the recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle. That way you can help ensure everything is in proper condition, and it will reduce the chance of sudden wear or damage as well.

Spare Tire Needed

The spare tire will be needed if you need to drive your vehicle, and one of the regular tires is no longer usable for it. So you will always want to have the spare checked for the condition of the rubber. Also check to make sure it has correct air pressure in it. If you are away from your home, you will need to rely on the spare tire to get you back home, or to an auto shop. As you drive on it, make sure to not exceed more than 50 miles per hour in speed. Since the tire is smaller, it will rotate differently than the other tires. If you drive too fast, it can do damage to the spare tire.

Driving Tips

It is also recommended that you do not drive more than 50 miles in distance. Driving further will also increase the chance of damage to the spare tire. Make sure to drive slow, take your time, and take any back roads if they are available. When you take the back roads, you can also drive slower because there can be less traffic on them as well. If you are not sure if the spare tire is in proper condition, contact us. By bringing in the vehicle, we can inspect it.