What are the limitations when driving with a spare tire?

Drivers should always remember that a spare tire is not the same as their regular tires. Spare tires are not rated to take the number of rotations, the internal air pressure, or the added pressures curves negotiating curves or corners that a regular tire can take.

You will find information in your owner’s manual and on the spare tire’s sidewall about the specific pressures the spare tire can take. That information informs you of how fast you can go, what distance you can cover, and how much air pressure the tire can safely absorb. Do not go beyond those specifications. Normal spare tires limit you to traveling less than fifty miles at a reduced speed around thirty-five mph. Make sure your spare is fully inflated before driving on it.

For more information on the limitations of the spare tire in your vehicle, come to Cassill Motors Inc.



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