Know the Difference Between a Full-Size Spare and A Compact Temporary

Depending on the type of vehicle that you have, you probably have either a full size spare tire or a compact temporary spare tire. Full size spare tires are most commonly found in larger vehicles like trucks and SUV's, while the smaller compact temporary (or "doughnut") tire is typically used with smaller passenger cars.

A full-size spare is beneficial to have because it is just a regular tire and if you do have to put it on then there is really no limit to how far you can drive on it. It should match all of your other tires exactly so there is really no special instruction that goes along with it.

The compact temporary spare tire on the other hand typically is only rated for about 50 miles before it is deemed unsafe. If you have to deploy this spare then your next stop should be the tire shop so that you can get your regular tire repaired.

If you have any other questions or concerns about your spare tire then call or visit the experts in our service department here at Lokey Kia in Clearwater, FL.

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