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How long can you drive on a spare tire?

Quickly replace a donut spare tire What is a space saver spare tire? In an effort to cut manufacturing costs and reduce vehicle weight and save space, car makers switched from a full size spare tire to a smaller “limited use,” “space-saver,” “donut,” or “compact spare tire.” These smaller tires typically weight about 10-15-lbs less than a full size replacement spare. They’re designed to get you back on the road and to a repair shop so you can replace or repair the flat tire. That’s it!. They’re NOT designed for … Read More


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