|SPARE TIRE BASICS|
|Posted on: Feb. 01, 2017 in Cars, Auto Maintenance|
If you’re like most people, you don’t think about your car’s spare tire until you need it. At that point, it might be too late to make sure you’re prepared. No matter what kind of tire you have, you’ll want to check it periodically to make sure it’s always ready for use. If it’s been sitting in your trunk for a long period of time, it could be damaged, have insufficient tire pressure, or simply be too old to function properly. After about 10 years, you should replace your spare even if it hasn’t been used much. Check your owner’s manual for more information.
There are three kinds of spare tires:
When you purchase a new or used car, you’ll want to check the spare thoroughly. Also, make sure your car has a spare at all, since some new cars don’t come with them anymore.
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