Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    11:01 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Car Talk > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Is your spare tire good, or just to get by? Back to Topics
ReddevilNO
Champion Author
New Orleans

Posts:3,481
Points:600,090
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:35:47 AM

Mine is in good shape, because I want to make sure I get where I have to go.
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:10,311
Points:149,290
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:37:59 PM

Each spare is in good shape.
Saab93turbo
Champion Author Washington

Posts:2,365
Points:571,815
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:19:00 PM

Chances are that your spare is low on air. I check it only twice a year, at the start of snow tire season and after snow tire season. I have a full sized spare that I inflate to 6 psi more than recommended since that is the recommended pressure for 100 mph or more. That 6 psi allow it to remain fully inflated by the time I check it again in a few months.
roxanebay
Champion Author Nova Scotia

Posts:1,014
Points:559,025
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:56:46 PM

Full sized spare, in brand new shape
Z12
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:3,755
Points:982,845
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:34:16 PM

Good
dandeeman
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:6,685
Points:2,687,175
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:25:57 PM

GOOD
EdPG
Champion Author Boston

Posts:15,545
Points:3,451,235
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 10:13:24 AM

Brand new never used {FULL SIZE} both cars.
wamster
Champion Author Houston

Posts:7,376
Points:1,246,255
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:05:54 AM

Brand new. Never been used. Hopefully never will be.
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:28,893
Points:1,262,665
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:31:27 AM

Never been use on either vehicle.....
DasAuto92
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:3,251
Points:204,505
Joined:Apr 2010
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:15:04 AM

Mine is still a virgin, has never met the road.
Boyrr
Champion Author Allentown

Posts:17,939
Points:3,925,775
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:28:39 AM

as new
DanFMA
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:4,380
Points:1,853,965
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:28:01 AM

It's new.
KentuckyWildcat
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:9,332
Points:2,219,355
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:19:27 AM

good
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:6,818
Points:1,459,710
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:25:21 PM

Yes it is good.
geobmw
Champion Author Miami

Posts:6,671
Points:1,502,270
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:54:33 PM

yes
dontuknowOH
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,973
Points:68,305
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:27:13 PM

My daily ride's spare is still in vehicle storage,never mounted or reaired,new in fact by almost 13 years. Probably holding 15# of air which is a good guess! I do know where the jack is located along with the other tire tools so no concern.... Really....
rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

Posts:7,131
Points:1,799,890
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:14:46 PM

Like new
Trowinsamoan
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:2,349
Points:511,165
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:57:29 PM

Good
BartandLisa
Champion Author Newfoundland

Posts:5,407
Points:1,177,825
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:46:32 PM

New
geobmw
Champion Author Miami

Posts:6,671
Points:1,502,270
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:56:08 PM

my car does not come with a spare tire-
14smoke
Champion Author Birmingham

Posts:14,797
Points:2,267,740
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2:08:00 PM

Mine will get me to where I can get a real tire.
PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:12,010
Points:2,361,970
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:43:15 PM

Most spare tires that come in new cars are only ment to get you to a tire repair place. That being said my spare will get me by.
bearscharger
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:4,447
Points:1,047,340
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:42:25 PM

mine are good
jimmy544
Champion Author Boston

Posts:7,767
Points:1,377,655
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:39:04 PM

All but one car have real spares checked occasionally for proper inflation. The one car with the half spare has been used once in 17 years and was ok then for a bit of around town to the tire shop.
Dale Jr.
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:19,490
Points:4,017,775
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:11:03 PM

To get buy.
Trowinsamoan
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:2,349
Points:511,165
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:02:10 PM

Real good you never know when your going to use it
rkain
Champion Author Fort Worth

Posts:8,451
Points:1,738,215
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:11:33 AM

Yes
streetcars
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:15,539
Points:3,382,350
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:08:20 AM

Dont know just bought the ride have not checked on it yet.
Titanic1985
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:10,565
Points:1,014,520
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:03:54 AM

The spare tires in both of my cars are good and properly inflated. Only one has ever been used and the other is six months old (so is the car). Both are "donut" spare tires.
Quick68
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:12,660
Points:2,008,050
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:17:37 PM

The spare tire in my car is 35 years old. The car is 21 years old.
WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

Posts:11,482
Points:2,718,575
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:31:00 PM

Mine are all new except for 1 which I used for about 50 miles.
wrmedic
Champion Author Nebraska

Posts:3,642
Points:1,096,975
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 5:08:01 PM

Good and have switched everything over to full size
OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:8,500
Points:1,999,995
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 12:09:09 PM

Spare tire in all my cars sre good and properly inflated
PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:10,311
Points:149,290
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:54:04 AM

Good in both cars.
BigHorne1
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:4,420
Points:1,014,180
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:39:07 AM

good spare tire.
gvan
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:26,209
Points:3,616,940
Joined:Dec 2004
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:09:05 AM

Both good. They are compact spares so one has never been used and the other was used for about a week.
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

Posts:17,387
Points:2,144,865
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:24:09 AM

Good.
bearone2
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:6,580
Points:2,374,795
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:44:59 AM

good
MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:18,054
Points:3,677,835
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:16:20 AM

It is only a donut to be used long enough to get a new one or have the old one sealed.
rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

Posts:7,131
Points:1,799,890
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:59:16 AM

Temporary "donut" in good condition.

[Edited by: rick_evans at 12/8/2012 7:00:30 AM EST]
Post a reply Back to Topics