The Differences Between Full-Size and Compact Spare Tires

Most auto owners keep their tires in good shape as part of their regular vehicle maintenance. However, sometimes a flat can occur from running over an unseen object in the road. When a tire needs to be replaced, owners should know what type of tire they are using as a spare.

There are different types of spare tires: a full-size matching tire, a full-size temporary spare and a compact temporary, or donut, tire. If you use a full-size matching tire as a spare, you don't have to replace it with another tire later. If you use a full-size temporary spare, then you will need to replace it soon because it has a shallow tread and is lighter in construction than a regular tire. A compact temporary tire has speed limitations and is meant only for use until you can drive to a repair site to replace it.

If you have a flat and need to replace it with a regulation tire, please come in to Solomon Chrysler Jeep Dodge-Carmichaels and we will find the right tire for your vehicle.



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