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How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

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If you’re wondering, “How long can I drive on a spare tire?” Hamden Mazda will help you out. You should replace your spare tire as soon as possible, although the mileage varies on the type of spare. A full-size spare tire will give you more time and mileage, but most smaller space-saver tires must be replaced within 70 miles. We’ll go over how long you can drive on a spare tire in greater detail below. Hamden Mazda is your team for everything service. We’ll even help you schedule service online!

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire: Space-Saver Spare

Let’s imagine you acquire a flat tire while driving near New Haven or North Haven. You have a space-saving spare, sometimes known as a “donut,” if your spare tire is smaller than your regular tires. They’re standard on a lot of modern cars, but they have some limitations. If you’re asking yourself, “How long can I drive on a spare tire” or “How fast can I go on a spare tire?” this is what you’ll want to know:

  • Spares cannot be driven over 50 miles per hour
  • Spare tires shouldn’t be driven for more than 70 miles
  • You’ll have less traction than with a full-size spare

You’ll see the other space-saver spare restrictions on the tire itself. You’ll want to get on over to the service center to repair your old tire or purchase a new one.

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire: Full-Size Spare

Although a full-size spare tire is uncommon, it is frequently included with new trucks and SUVs in Wallingford. It can be utilized for a longer period of time than a space-saving spare, but you should change the tire as soon as you can. It’s unlikely that this tire will be the same brand as the rest of your tires, which could lead to poor traction and handling. It won’t have as much wear as the other tires because it’s fresher than the other tires. We suggest that you visit Hamden Mazda as soon as possible to select a better fitting tire.

Get Tire Care Advice from Hamden Mazda

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