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
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.