According to recent research carried out only 17% of new cars purchased have been sold with a full size spare wheel. If you look in your boot or wherever you’re spare may be kept its likely you will see a puncture repair kit or a space saver tyre. So why are so many car manufacturer’s choosing not to supply a standard spare wheel? Of course there are the cost implications but space saver tyres do not take up so much space and are lighter in weight too. They have been specifically designed to be used in an emergency as a temporary spare wheel. Upon comparing a space saver tyre to that of a standard you can see they are noticeably different as they are much narrower.
When your vehicle is fitted with a space saver wheel the maximum speed you can drive at is 50mph for the safety of yourself and others. Your handbook will provide you with further restrictions and we highly advise you read it and follow the advice given. All too often we see cars speeding along on these emergency wheels. They do not have the ability to handle the road and driving conditions your traction will be totally off balance. This is why we recommend and the law states to have your tyre replaced or repaired as soon as you can.
You can find a huge range of UK tyres online whether it’s cheap budget tyres or premium tyres for your sports car we have a wide selection at prices to suit everyone’s needs. Our mobile tyre fitting company Grippy can come to your house or work to fit your new tyres at a time and date that’s convenient for you.