The Difference Between Temporary and Full-Size Spare Tires

All cars typically come with a spare tire. However, compact tires and full-size spares are completely different. Compact, temporary tires are not meant to go on long drives. These are emergency tires that typically can go about 50 miles, which is just enough to take you from the side of the road to the shop. At the shop, mechanics can tell you if you need a new tire or just a patch for the old one.

Driving on a compact, temporary tire is a dangerous solution if you go on longer commutes. This is because they tend to go flat. If you purchase a full-size tire, you don't have to worry that your tire will go flat after a short drive. Full-size tires are nearly the same as your other tires. They can handle the load of most vehicles.

If you want to explore your tire options, stop by our auto service bays here in Duncansville, PA soon.

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