Space-Saver Spares Require Extra Caution

Slow down! Space-saver spares can feel like life savers, but the smaller tire comes with some limitations.

The spare-tire manufacturers are serious about their 50 mph maximum speed limit. Get your flat tire repaired or replaced right away, because space-saver spares are only made to run for 50 to 70 miles. They’ll hold you over so you can fix a flat, but they’re not meant to be a long-term solution.

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