Spare Tire Pointers You Should Be Aware Of

Let me start by asking you the obvious question – is there a spare tire in the trunk of your car? Ok, maybe yours is the type that is attached to the body of the vehicle and not necessarily in the trunk. But the question still remains the same.

If you are having a hard time answering yes to the question, then you obviously do not have a spare tire. Some people have a spare tire in their vehicles but the state of the spare tire is nothing to write home about. It can best be described as tire patches because it has gone through a lot of patching.

A spare tire is very important but is usually one of the most neglected vehicle accessories. Other important accessories include tire wheel weights, wheel lug nuts, tire valve stem caps among others.

Back to the topic. Let’s assume that you have a spare tire in your vehicle and you are happy that you have passed the test. Well done, however, you are not entirely off the hook. There are things you should check for to make sure that your spare tire is not useless when you eventually need it.

When looking for the Nearest tire supplies for your spare tire, there are some things you should note.

Point 1

You should check and make sure that the pressure on the tire is right. Even after making your purchase, you should regularly check the spare tire’s pressure.

Most times, the spare tire you got should read between 30 to 35 PSI. This is subject to change depending on your vehicle and the type of spare tire needed. For donut or compact spare tires, the PSI could be as much as 60. If in doubt, check the owner’s manual.

Point 2

Not all vehicles come with a spare tire. In fact, many of them will not have a new one. If you bought your vehicle as second hand, there are two things you should check for. Firstly, on the tire, check for the date of manufacturing. If the date of the tire is older than 6 years, just know that such tire is of no use anymore. The spare tire may have a lifeline of 10 years, however, remember to always check the date and at best, replace it after some years and not necessarily before the elapse of 10 years.

 Secondly, check for the state of the tire. Don’t just settle for any spare tire. Watch out for tire patches, cracks, worn down tread, scarred plugs or side walls. If you notice this, you should steer clear of such tire.

Point 3

Spare tires are actually supposed to serve for emergencies and not your everyday tire. When using your spare, avoid the highway and maintain only about 50 miles while making use of it. It is also preferable to not go beyond 50 mph, especially if your tire is the donut type.

Now that you know what you need to look out for in your spare tire, do well to stick to it. Do not overlook these points as the result of failing to observe your spare tire could be disastrous. Other things you should look out for when searching for the Nearest tire supplies like Armando Tires Supplies are tire wheel weights, wheel lug nuts, tire valve stem caps among many others.

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