Can my spare wheel be a different size?
It may be a slight half-inch up to a couple of inches in diameter difference and the width is usually significantly less than your factory tires. This is to save space in your vehicle when the spare tire is stored.
Is there a universal spare tire?
There is NO universal donut tire. The size and weight of each donut tire is designed as such that it is only specific to the make of the model it comes with.
Can I use a smaller rim as a spare?
The short answer is yes. If you think about it, space saver spare wheels frequently have a smaller diameter than regular wheels. For emergencies, using a smaller wheel to get you home or to a tyre repairer is fine.
Can I drive 200 miles on a donut?
You should not drive 200 miles on a donut. It is smaller, lighter in measurements, and thinner tread thickness. Therefore, when replacing the wheel frame, the pressure and gravity from the body make the donut tires not adapt well and coordinate well with the other three wheels.
Why do car spare tyres get smaller?
Since the spare tires are small, it maximizes trunk space. The spares have a shallow tread with a narrow width and small diameter. The lighter material for the spare tire also makes it easy to lift and install onto the vehicle. Small spare tires keep the weight of the vehicle down.
Can you put any spare on a car?
Each spare tire differs in size and weight and is specific to its vehicle’s model. Differences in size, weight, and lug-nut positions make spare tires only suitable for the intended vehicle. They are not interchangeable or universal.
What is a temporary spare wheel?
A space saver tyre is an emergency spare that can be used as a temporary replacement in the event of a puncture. They are smaller than regular tyres and usually have a bright yellow or orange rim.
How small can my spare tire be?
Yes, you can use your old tire as a spare, as the general rule is that a spare within 2″ of the bad tire on the ground will work, but a used tire the same size as your tires on the ground won’t cost much. I am now running 35×12.
Why do modern cars not have a spare wheel?
Carmakers are skipping the spare because of regulatory pressure to squeeze more miles out of every gallon of fuel: Ditching the 40 or 50 pounds that a tire and jack usually add to a car’s weight helps to increase fuel economy slightly.