It Is Important to Understand the Difference Between a Full Size Spare Tire and A Compact Temporary

Depending on what type of vehicle you have it will typically have either a full size spare tire or a compact temporary tire, also sometimes referred to as a "doughnut" tire. Full size spares are typically found on full size vehicles like 1/2 trucks and SUV's while the compact temporary spare tires are commonly seen in passenger cars and smaller SUV's.

A full-size spare is exactly the same as the other 4 tires on your vehicle. That means that if you do have to put it on then you can run on it for as long as you like as long as it is in good shape.

With a compact temporary, you typically have up to about 50 miles before it becomes unsafe. You are also more restricted as far as speed of travel is concerned as well. If you do need to use your compact temporary tire you should really just head straight to a tire shop for a repair.

If you have any more spare tire related questions feel free to ask one of the experts in our service center here at Scott Peterson Motors Inc. in Belle Fourche, SD.

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