No Spare Tire? We've Got the Option for You!

For the last several years, many car manufacturers (particularly BMW) have been switching to run-flat tires as Original Equipment with the advertised benefit of up to 50 miles of driving range once the tire has completely deflated. This ability can be very convenient when weather or other conditions do not allow for the driver to safely install a spare tire. 

With the addition of run-flat tires, most manufacturers will typically remove the spare tire and jack from the car. Even more interesting, many new cars with conventional tires are being delivered without a spare tire as well. With or without run-flat tires, what option is there in the event of a flat tire? Continental has the answer with their ContiComfortKit.

The Continental ContiComfortKit can easily restore sufficient pressure and seal many small punctures, allowing the tire to be used on a temporary basis until a garage or tire shop is found. In many cases, car owners have elected to purchase a full size wheel and tire to have available for longer trips or when driving in rural areas where help may be hard to find. We can help you find an inexpensive wheel (either steel or aluminum alloy) and tire combination that can be used for an extended period of time!

Continental ContiComfortKit Features:
  • Braided air hose
  • Threaded hose end (More secure than push-on, thumb-lock inflation head)
  • 15-foot power cord
  • Lighted pressure gauge
  • Low-intensity LED supplemental work light

Every ContiComfortKit has a "use before" date printed on a seal that's placed adjacent to the instructions of the face of the ContiComfortKit. The date identifies the latex liquid tire sealant's forty-eight month life span from the time the sealant was bottled. If you already own a ContiComfortKit and the "use before" date is reached, you should replace the sealant canister with a new one by ordering ContiComfortKit Replacement Parts.


Thursday, October 16, 2014 by ken

want to replace run flats on my 2012 bmw 335i with regular tires - what do I need for spare?
Friday, October 17, 2014 by Doc

We do not have access to any "space saver" spare wheel/tire combo unfortunately. You may want to check with the dealer as we have been told they have a kit (w/ jack) available
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Cary

I have a 2007 VW Rabbit with 195/65R15 tires. Can I use , just as a spare tire, P215/60R16 that my daughter no longer needs/wants from her 2009 Altima?
Saturday, January 28, 2017 by Doc

Assuming you have the correct 16" wheel for the VW (Nissan uses a different bolt pattern), the 215/60R16 is about 1" taller than the stock size. It would probably be OK for emergency use (installed on the rear axle), but the difference in diameter would cause some handling issues so I could not recommend its use
Sunday, February 18, 2018 by Dan

Are the four numbers at the the end of the DOT on my spare such as 2711 the manufacture date, similar to full size tires?
Saturday, February 24, 2018 by Doc


Correct; your tire was manufactured in the 27th week of 2011

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