Don't forget the spare.

Spring is upon us and as you remove your winter tires and install your summers why not take a few minutes to check your fifth tire -- the temporary spare hiding in the trunk.

Your reinstalled summer tires are most likely a few pounds low on air pressure after the winter making this a great time to check the temporary spare if you haven't done so recently.

We recommend monthly inspection; but it's easy to forget with our busy lives. In addition to low pressure a visual inspection might also be a good idea. Remember your spare is most likely just as old as your vehicle.

Here are a few tech articles that may be helpful:
Checking Tire Inflation Pressure
Determining the Age of a Tire
Tire Aging
Spare Tire Use

If you decide a replacement is needed please contact one of our sales specialists as we stock a limited number of temporary sizes. An air pressure gauge or tread depth gauge may be useful in your assessment. Another option is to purchase a ContiComfortKit and forgo the tire all together. 

Comments

Friday, May 7, 2010 by JY David

I need to buy a set of 4 tires+wheels for my 2006 Sienna XLE LTD AWD. ASA AR1 Rims and All-Season NORMAL tires (not run-flats):Michelin Hydro Edge with GreenX. ALSO I need to purchase a temporary spare (17" wheel and tire). I live in Switzerland. Please give me a price including delivery. I bought a couple of times from you before. Thanks.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by Maureen Smith

I am in search of a donut spare tire for my 06 Pontiac Vibe!Try as I might I cannot seem to find one!Can you tell me where I can get one?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by Sam Gambina

I am looking for a T145-90D16 spare for my 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport. Do you know where I might find one.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by TireRack.com Team

Sam, We have a Goodyear convenience spare in the size you need. They are currently $129.00 each plus freight. Unfortunately there are technical issues that prevent the tires from showing on TireRack.com. One of our sales specialists can help you with a purchase very quickly over the phone.
Saturday, July 24, 2010 by joel conner

I am looking for a spare tire for my 2004 volvo s-60r. the size is 115/85/18. I am having NO luck finding that size anywhere.
Monday, August 9, 2010 by Vicky

I live in central Texas and am also having problems finding a spare tire for a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. Any ideas?
Monday, August 23, 2010 by Bruce

I'm looking for a spare / donut tire for my '98 Taurus Wagon. Do you carry them?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by Jennifer

I need a donut for my '91 Nissan Sentra. The wheel is ok, but the tire is beyond repair. Have been told my only option is to check a junkyard. Do you carry what I need?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Mike

Need compact spare T145/80R15. Just the tire
Monday, February 21, 2011 by Ron

I need the compact spare for an '01 Saturn SL2: T115/70R14. Do you carry this? The original was a firestone
Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Freddie Ashmon

I need a donut spare tire for a Acura RL 2003 # T135?80D16101M.
Can you help
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 by Becky

need spare tire T115/70R16 92M for my 2005 Saturn L300 sedan. Can you help?
Monday, January 30, 2012 by DeWayne Miller

Need a 16" temporary tire (Donut) for a 2003 Jaguar X-Type. Price should include shipping & handling. Thanks.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by Roy

Need a replacement temporary spare tire for a 2006 Scion xa Size is T125/70d16

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